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Episode 3 — Delicious Summer Treats
|Grades||K – 5|
|Podcast Series||Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published June 05, 2008|
Grades 2 – 4 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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
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.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 8
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 20
Families are invited to a June literacy fair to end the school year and get students on the right track for the summer.
Activities & Projects
Grades 3 – 5 | Activity & Project
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
Get children excited about writing and descriptive language by creating yummy descriptions of their favorite candy.
Grades K – 2 | Activity & Project
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.
Tips & How-To's
Grades 4 – 8 | Tip & How-To
Help your child keep up with the school’s summer reading list.