1. Topic-
Baking a mystery snack during an information sharing activity. (and taping it, like a cooking show)
2. Content-
Cooking, baking, directions for a recipe, ingredients, measuring tools (spoons, cups, ounces)
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Learn food prep vocabulary specific to American culture
2. Communicate verbally to share your part of the necessary information
3. Successfully bake a pan of brownies (and eat them!)
4. Objectives-
1. All learners will learn terms involved in baking.
2. All learners will learn units of measure and temperature in Fahrenheit used in American baking/food packaging.
3. All learners must speak to communicate their part of the information (essential)
5. Materials and Aids-
Whiteboard/blackboard, or overhead projector with screen
Cooking utensils
Food measuring tools
Kitchen (or access to a stovetop and oven)
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. By the end of the week, you as a class will bake a popular American snack. (Won't tell them what it is, that will be part of the information sharing challenge.
2. First, we'll learn some terms associated with food preparation in the U.S.
3. You will work together as a team to put together all the pieces of the puzzle (recipe) to create the snack.

B. Development-

1. Present lists of vocabulary related to food preparation
2. Have actual ingredients in their packaging the way they would be in the stores. (extension--go to the store to explore)
3. Demonstrate making cookies (a different recipe)
4. (extension) Tape the demonstration and then view it

C. Practice-

Day 1. present vocabulary
Day 2. quiz for understanding/show items in packaging OR go to a store
Day 3. students work in pairs to practice following directions for measuring
Day 4. Information sharing puzzle activity to "discover" recipe
Day 5. Create the snack (ext-videotape like a t.v. cooking show)

D. Independent Practice-

1. Day 2 Quiz on terms
2. Day 3 Worksheet with matching correct measuring utensil to the ingredient being measured.
3. Day 4 Information sharing activity
3. Day 5 Successful brownies!

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. For a group that is less advanced, skip the taping part on day 5
2. For a group that is struggling, allow them to read each other's directions for the recipe after attempting to speak.
3. Allow groups to write the directions as they are shared by individuals, to keep a record.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Quiz on day 2 (formal)
2. Pair work on day 3, instructor can circulate and give feedback
3. Delicious brownies on day 5

G. Closure-

1. Did the brownies turn out correctly? Are they good to eat?
2. How do the brownies compare to the other group's brownies? The instructor's brownies?
3. What was difficult? What was easy?
4. (If taped like a t.v. show: could your audience understand your verbal directions well enough to follow them?)
7. Evaluation-
1. Can students correctly name units of measure for cooking/baking?
2. Can students correctly quantify ingredients based on countable/non-countable nouns?

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)