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Cookie Cravings: How to Read and Understand a Recipe

Resource ID#: 39993

Primary Type: Lesson Plan

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This lesson begins with a read aloud of The Gingerbread Man By Eric Kimmel. After that, students will learn how to read a recipe for gingerbread men. They will discuss author's purpose and the genre of the writing. They will use sequencing words to aid in their understanding of the recipe. Students will answer who, what, when, why, and how questions about the nonfiction text during a guided reading lesson. Students will be assessed on their ability to read and comprehend a recipe by doing a "cold read" of a different recipe and answering comprehension questions.

General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 2
Intended Audience: Educators
Suggested Technology: Document Camera, Computer for Presenter, Interactive Whiteboard
Instructional Time: 2 Hour(s)
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: recipe, nonfiction, reading comprehension, gingerbread, sequencing, winter holidays, author's purpose
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Unit/Lesson Sequence Worksheet
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction
Resource Collection: CPALMS Lesson Plan Development Initiative

Aligned Standards

Name Description
LAFS.2.RI.1.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
LAFS.2.RI.1.3: Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
LAFS.2.RI.2.6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.