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A Recipe for Writing: Fairy Tale Feasts

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A Recipe for Writing: Fairy Tale Feasts

Grades 2 – 4
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Cathy Allen Simon

Cathy Allen Simon

Urbana, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology






  • Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers & Eaters by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple
  • Computers with Internet access (for each student)

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  1. Locate Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers & Eaters in your classroom library, your local library, or a bookseller.† Familiarize yourself with the content and the images within the book.† Choose a few fairy tales and recipes to share with the class.
  2. Preview the following websites: San Diego Zoo.org Kid Territory: Recipes, Recipes for Kids, and Cooking with Kids. Bookmark these websites on your classroom or lab computers.
  3. Photocopy the Recipe Card (printed on cardstock or heavy paper) and the Sample Recipe for students.
  4. Gather the book binding supplies for the class recipe book (based on the binding method you choose from the Three Ways to Bind a Handmade Book printout).

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