This week third graders are beginning a cookbook project! You may wonder why are students learning about cookbooks in media class? As part of a continuing study of nonfiction, we have been learning about books that teach us how to do things, make us laugh, and challenge us to solve problems and puzzles. Students can learn a great deal from recipes and cookbooks! Text format, sequencing, writing directions and measurement are just a few of the lessons we will focus on!
Before we began writing our recipes, we looked at cookbooks and their standard format.
Each third grade class will be creating a cookbook. I asked each student to bring a favorite recipe from home to share for their class cookbook! After testing a great many recipe apps, I decided to have students use the app Simply Cookin' to publish their recipes. I chose it because it seemed simple for my young chefs and because it didn't require them to use their email account to create an account.
We will need a few class periods to finish our recipes...so stay tuned for a blog post on our finished publications!!