Tuesday, April 18, 2017

How-to Writing in the Kitchen

We've had such fun with our how-to writing, especially since we've been in the kitchen throughout the unit. The students have really enjoyed this twist. We started out learning about decorating cupcakes. Once we learned the techniques,  we were able to try our hand at decorating these delicious desserts

Then we wrote about the process in a cute folder flip activity. 

As a final project after learning more about how-to writing, we hosted a class cooking show. Each student picked a simple recipe that did not actually involve cooking with a stove or microwave. They prepared a project board that displayed the ingredients and the steps in their recipe. I assigned a few students to present their project each day. Students set up their cooking show segment in the front of the classroom and presented their recipe. Then we all got to sample everyone's tasty food. 

We had a lot of fun with this unit. There are many more lesson activities in the unit as well, including a secret recipe chef craftivity, a cookie folder flip, a cookie exchange activity, and a recipe book that can be created from the cooking show presentation recipes.  

This unit has been a long time coming. It's been over a year in the making and I'm super proud to show it off. You can check out the details over here. Scroll down to see the contents of the unit. 

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