Cook-A-Doodle Doo! Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
- flour sifter
- measuring cups
- waxed paper
Set Up and Prepare
To complete this lesson, you'll need three class periods or about 90 minutes.1) the discussion and the demonstration of the gathered materials2) the actual reading of the book and the rereading with margin info3) making the shortcakeGather together cooking items the students might not be familiar with to demonstrate them (flour sifter, measuring cups, teaspoons, tablespoons, waxed paper).Show the cover of the book and discuss what this book might be about. Ask if they have ever heard the story of The Little Red Hen. Have a student tell the story or you can read this story aloud if they are not familiar with the story. Show the cooking items you gathered--discuss their uses.Show the margins of the book and discuss the kind of information that might be in the margins and why it would be there. Discuss the difference in meanings of words in the book--flour flower, sift, measure, stick of butter, etc.
Read the book aloud. Do not read the information in the margin with the first reading. Let the children enjoy the story. This is a great read aloud because there is so much expression in the animals' faces, and your voice can show their enthusiasm.
Go back and reread the book with the additional information from the margins. Discuss the difference between the story and the margin information--fact or fiction.Discuss how iguana mixed up all the words and brought the wrong materials. Make a list of everything he mixed up. Ask students why they think this happened? Have they ever had this happen to them? Older students can then make lists of words that can be easily mixed up that were not in the story. Discuss the great illustrations--what all the animals are wearing on their heads and all the utensils iguana uses (baseball bat, saw, scissors).
Supporting All Learners
With younger students, I only had them assemble the strawberry shortcake; older children actually made the whole thing.
All learners experience teamwork/cooperation, working together to accomplish a goal, and sharing.
Make Strawberry Shortcake.
Follow the recipe in the book and have the students do the work and enjoy their results.
The Little Red Hen