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Pupils participate in writing a procedural text or how-to text. They will examine a variety of procedural texts to determine how they are written. In addition, they discuss the various parts of procedural writing before watching videos about how to make a paper airplane. Finally, they produce a script for a how-to video, display, or PowerPoint presentation. Then, they turn their script into a presentation of their own!
Leaners read the book Let's Make Tacos and draw a line from the sequence clue words to the step-by-step actions in the book. In order to complete this exercise, they use words such as first, next, last, after, and more. Excellent ideas for teaching procedure, clue words, sequencing and more!
Mary Hill's Let's Make Pizza provides elementary schoolers with a chance to practice sequencing. Young bakers arrange the pictures and text sentence strips in order before creating their own culinary masterpieces.
Everyone loves looking through cookbooks and recipes. This can turn into an educational experience for students.
Kids love to cook! What is a better place to learn mixed numbers than with a recipe? It is up to learners to decide how they want to divide this recipe in half. They may choose to model the mixed number and then divide the model by two. Maybe it is easier for them to graph on a number line and then mark the half-way point. Or a straight computation of multiplying by one half could be their choice. Any way your number crunchers dice it up, they need to use critical thinking in order to complete this exercise.
Students cook up their own fabulous recipe book. In this early childhood cooking and math lesson, students develop math, science, and language skills as they make a class cookbook of their favorite recipes.
After interviewing family members, elementary and middle schoolers type up a family recipe using the Smart Notebook template provided. Then they should use the Kidspiration template to write a narrative about their recipe, along with illustrations. Next, they publish their work on the Student Publish website. Note: If your class does not have access to any of these programs, you can modify the lesson plan to fit your classroom accordingly.
Students use recipes to add fractions and convert improper fractions to proper fractions and mixed numbers. In this fraction lesson plan, students watch a video on someone making a recipe and compare and change the recipes to fit the fractions they are supposed to make.
Pupils create a recipe for vegetable soup by naming its ingredients. In this early childhood health and food lesson, students identify a variety of fruits and vegetables and how they are grown and harvested, and identify the connection between food served in the home with regional food production.
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about the love potion recipes of Harry Potter. Page includes multiple links to answers, ads and resources.
After a hard day examining and dissecting worms, why not put your feet up and snack on a few? Here is a really cute idea that can be used to celebrate Earth Day or to accent a thematic learning experience. Kids use clay pots, gummy worms, cookies, and pudding to create tiny worm habitats that you can eat. The recipe can also be used to expose children to sequential thinking or procedural texts.
In this math application worksheet, students make a recipe booklet by finding interesting recipes in magazines, newspapers, or recipe books. They determine how to double the recipe and rewrite it to include in the booklet which they make. They complete their work based on the rubric which is on the last page.
Sixth graders investigate rice. In this recipe lesson plan, 6th graders read and write about and cook with rice. Students reflect on the experience eating rice at home or in other ethnic foods.
A recipe, no matter its format, gives ingredients and instructions for a specific food so that the food item tastes the same every time. See Preface Materials:
This is a great find! A well-organized list of links to over 50 edible recipes are great for use in any classroom, after school program, home school, or summer school setting. Recipes range from sugary and sweet to fresh and fruity, and some are even intended as edible art.
Students examine how fractions are used in everyday life. They select a recipe from the Internet, double and half the recipe, adjust the recipe to serve 20 people, and create a poster to present their recipe information and fraction conversions.
In this reading a recipe activity, students read a paragraph and then examine a recipe. Students respond to 10 short answer questions regarding the information.
In a cross-curricular measurement and literacy lesson, your class will identify and compare cooking measurement instruments. They read a recipe and sequence a set of similar instructions in which the steps have been mixed up. Additionally, they practice measurement conversion and ratio while solving a word problem that asks the students to use only a tablespoon to estimate their measurements while following a cookie recipe.
Students create a cookbook.  In this recipe and writing instructional activity, students brainstorm the skills necessary to follow a recipe, watch a cooking show and write down a recipe used.  Students use a word processing program to write a paragraph explaining how to make their chosen item.  Students assemble their writings to create a class cookbook.
Students read a simple recipe and follow the directions on simple boxed foods.

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