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Literacy Prop Box READ366 Section 5 Liz Light

Theme- Baker
Objectives- The student will: o Look at new words in different recipes o Learn to act out a role o Learn about a practical skill through reading and asking questions o See how reading can be connected to their lives o Gain experience looking at instructions Vocabularyo Bakery o Flour o Sugar o Cupcake o Mixer o Gingerbread o Cinnamon o Butter o Egg o Spatula o Measure o Ingredient o Oil MaterialsThe students will be given a box that contains several simple recipes and a recipe book for older students, a bakers hat and apron, a spatula, a mixing bowl, fake food for younger children and real things to mix like flour or oats for older children, measuring spoons, measuring cups, water, markers, paper, and maybe some play-doh so the children could make models of cupcakes and things. PropsThe students will have paper so that they could draw pictures of cakes they want to bake, or to copy down a recipe they like. They could also write down tips they had or things they learned about being a baker. The provided apron and bakers hat will allow the children to feel more in character while they explore the role by practicing measuring simple ingredients and mixing them.

The measuring spoons provided will also give the students a chance to gain an understanding of which measurements are smaller and which are larger, and what type of ingredients are used in larger quantities. Set-upI will put out the different measuring spoons, cups, and recipes on a table for the children to peruse. They can create pictures of what they think the cakes or other baked goods in the recipes will look like, and learn about measuring from the measuring spoons. When they feel comfortable, they will be provided some type of dry ingredient like oats or flour to practice measuring into a mixing bowl, and mixing with the spatula. They could also practice measuring out water into a bowl to see how the two are different. Open-Ended Questionso What are some potential challenges when baking things? o Are there patterns in the recipes for how much of certain ingredients were used? Which ingredients are used in greater quantities? o How should you treat ingredients to keep your space clean? o Does baking seem easy or difficult? Why? o What seems like the most interesting recipe to make? o What materials do you need when baking that we do not have in the classroom? Extension ActivityConnect this activity to math by having the students compare fractions seen in the measuring cups. They could think about what may happen if they were to use the wrong measurements for some ingredients in a recipe. They could try this at home with a parent, or just make a recipe of their choice to bring in for the class. They could write down observations while what they bake is cooking, and this would connect the activity to science as well. Songs and FingerplaysThe Baker Song (tune of I'm a Little Teapot)
Down around the corner at the bakery shop There were 10 little donuts with sprinkles on top, Along came The Baker all alone He picked up the brown one and he ran on home. From : http://www.dltk-kids.com/nutrition/baker_song.htm

(Count down from ten when singing, and the children can change the color in the song)

Pat-A-Cake

(http://www.kidsongs.com/lyrics/pat-a-cake.html)

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker's man Bake me a cake as fast as you can Prick it and pat it and mark it with a "b" And put it in the oven for Billy and me Make it with chocolate, make it with cream Make it the prettiest you've ever seen Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker's man Bake me a cake as fast as you can Please Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker's man Bake me a cake as fast as you can Mix it and stir it and bake it just right Good from the first 'til the very last bite Write his name wit lots of care And make pretty flowers here and there Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker's man Bake me a cake as fast as you can Prick it and price it and mark it with a "b" And put it in the oven for Billy and me And put it in the oven for Billy and me And put it in the oven for Billy and me

The Muffin Man

(http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/muffinman.html)

First Verse: Oh, do you know the muffin man, The muffin man, the muffin man, Oh, do you know the muffin man, That lives on Drury Lane? Second Verse: Oh, yes, I know the muffin man, The muffin man, the muffin man, Oh, yes, I know the muffin man, That lives on Drury Lane.

Books-

o Andreasen, D. (2007). The baker's dozen: A counting book. (1st ed.). Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). o Carle, E. (2014). Walter the baker. Simon Spotlight. o Cerrotti, A. (2012). Making bread with baker ted. Tiny Yarn Publishing. o Greene, C. (1998). Bakers make many things. The Child's World, Incorporated. o Hacker, E. (2010). The bake of sweet city. Publish America. o Jeffries, J. (2012). Meet the baker / te presento a los panaderos. Gareth Stevens Publishing. o Klinting, L. (1997). Bruno the baker. (1st ed.). Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). o Simmonds, P. (2005). Baker cat. Transworld Publishers Limited. o Stanley, G. (2012). The battle of the bakers. Random House Children's Books. o Wellington, M. (2006). Mr. cookie baker. Penguin Young Readers Group.