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Write a Recipe

 

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Write a Recipe

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 30 to 45 minutes (sundaes can be made later)
Publisher International Reading Association
 

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Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

You’ve heard it said before, and you know it’s true: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. In this activity, children learn how to read and write step-by-step instructions by writing their own recipes for ice cream sundaes (or any simple recipe that works for you). Have them make their recipes and sample the results!

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Why This Is Helpful

Writing that explains or tells us how to do something (called procedural writing) is very important in our day-to-day lives. As we all know, there is nothing more frustrating than directions that are unclear or badly written. This activity helps children understand what procedural writing is and how to read it. It also lets them write their own instructions and follow them to see how well they work. This demonstrates real-life uses for this kind of writing and shows why it is so important.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan “Let’s Get Cooking With Words! Creating a Recipe Using Procedural Writing.”

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