Examples of Directions

Directions are everywhere! Some examples of different kinds of directions are recipes and instructions on how to make, build, or do something. The verb tells the reader what you need to do and the adverb tells him/her when to do it. Some examples of adverbs are first and last. Many times, instead of using adverbs, directions are numbered to signify the order they should be done in.

Look at the recipe below:

Pancake Recipe

1. Beat eggs in medium bowl with whisk until well blended. Stir in sour cream. Add remaining ingredients; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix. Batter can still be slightly lumpy.)
pancake2 2. Heat large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Working in batches, spoon 1 Tbsp. batter into skillet for each pancake; cook 2 to 3 min. or until bubbles start to form on tops and bottoms are golden brown.

3. Turn. Cook 1 to 2 min. to brown other sides. 
Picture and recipe from Kraft
Take a moment to answer the following questions:

1.What are some of  the verbs you notice in this recipe?

2. Why is it important to number the directions or use adverbs in a set of directions?

It is important for directions to be in the correct order. Imagine if these directions weren't numbered or labeled. It would make it pretty hard to tell what order we needed to do everything in.