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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!
Can you imagine being able to manipulate DNA to create a dog? It happens in nature everyday; why not let kids get a chance to see how DNA is put together to create the traits that make pets, animals, and people the unique creatures they are. Each team is handed an envelope containing the DNA or recipe for what their dog is going to look like, they use the strands and the trait code to determine which traits their dog is going to have. They then draw their dogs based on the DNA in each envelope. The lesson includes some great points for discussion, DNA code strips, dog trait key, and the same set of handouts in Spanish! This is a super cool way to learn about DNA!
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.
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.
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.
Give your mathematicians the recipe for Huckleberry Trail Mix and have them calculate amounts needed to make mass quantities of this snack. They need to employ ratio and unit rate reasoning in order to solve the problem. A worksheet for the children and facilitator notes are provided. This assignment will end up being a treat for you since it will save you some precious planning time!
Here is a sweet way to bring real-world fractions into the classroom. Fifth graders work in pairs to combine differing amounts of same ingredients from two recipes involving addition of fractions with an unlike denominator. The real treat of this activity is not just the engaging way it hooks young learners, but teachers will be excited about the complete and thorough lesson plan, homework, and other documents.
Young scholars devise a recipe for snack mix using four of the given ingredients. They use one cup measuring cups to mix the four ingredients in plastic zipper bags. Next, they write their ingredients on a recipe card, and as a class they discuss how each scoop was one cup therefore their recipe mix is equal to four cups.
Students create a recipe for vegetable soup by naming its ingredients. In this early childhood health and food instructional activity, 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.
Second graders generate a recipe using only their memory and a word processing program. In this writing and nutrition lesson, 2nd graders create recipes of food they are familiar with, eventually typing it up on their own using a computer. Finally, the students discuss whether or not their recipe is a healthy dish.
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.