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Episode 3 — Delicious Summer Treats


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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

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Grades K – 5
Podcast Series Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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Duration 16:23
Original Air Date Published June 05, 2008

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Lesson Plans

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   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Inspire Healthful Reading Using Unconventional Texts

This minilesson encourages children to seek out and appropriately react to nutrition labels and to make healthy food choices, integrating science, math, health, and literacy.


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Calendar Activities

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   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 21

Celebrate the first day of summer with summer reading.

Families are invited to a June literacy fair to end the school year and get students on the right track for the summer.


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Activities & Projects

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Write a Recipe

Use recipes to help children practice reading and writing step-by-step instructions. Have them sample the results to see how they did.


Grades   2 – 4  |  Activity & Project

Confection Connection: Using Sensory Details in Writing

Get children excited about writing and descriptive language by creating yummy descriptions of their favorite candy.


Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Cooking and Creating in the Kitchen

After reading If You Give a Moose a Muffin, have a "Muffin Party"! Children will write invitations, follow a recipe, and enjoy sharing their homemade muffins.


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Tips & How-To's

Grades   4 – 8  |  Tip & How-To

Tackle the Summer Reading List Together

Help your child keep up with the school's summer reading list.


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