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Get Cooking With Words! Creating a Recipe Using Procedural Writing

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Alison Morawek

Beamsville, Ontario


International Literacy Association


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Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Recipe for Writing: Fairy Tale Feasts

After examining recipes written based on students’ favorite fairy tales, students research a recipe related to their favorite story, book, or fairy tale and include it in a classroom recipe book.


Grades   7 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words: Using Infographics to Illustrate How-to Writing

Students write step-by-step instructions on topics of their own choosing. Then using Piktochart, students create their own infographics to illustrate their instructions.


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Grades   K – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 8

Jon Scieszka was born in 1954.

Students review Scieszka's tips for encouraging young people to read and then create their own, sharing ideas with adults in their community through a letter.


Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 8

Commercial ice cream is first sold in the U.S. in 1786.

After finding advertisements from the past, students evaluate them and discuss how ads have changed over the years. Students then create an advertisement for a new flavor of ice cream.


Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 20

Celebrate the National Day on Writing!

Students examine the different ways that they write and think about the role writing plays in life.


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