Using Recipes in the Classroom

Reading a recipe isn’t the same as reading a book. Recipes are a set of instructions that require careful reading and rereading.

Using recipes provides hands-on experience in the classroom or at home while building critical background schema and providing additional practice with nonfiction text. Recipes naturally engage students with their content and enforce real-world connections for why we learn to read and why understanding what we are reading is important.

Cooking in the classroom also allows students to practice math skills, build vocabulary with new interesting words for ingredients and cooking processes, and further their understanding of simple science principles.

 

Tasty Hot Cocoa

Danny's Book-themed Snacks Mix

Pancake Fruit Tacos

Picnic on a Stick

Fish’s Favorites

Making Gingerbread Playdough

Norman’s Pup Cakes

Ranch Dip