Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
Students love The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza), a goofy version of the classic. Students simply love the pizza connection as well as the zany illustrations.
Students will "use language to express spatial and temporal relationships (up, down, before, after)." --Massachusetts English/Language Arts Curriculum Framework
- The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges
- chart paper
Set Up and Prepare
You may decide to do the writing on the chart paper, or have student take turns. Be sure to distribute a typed copy of the recipe to each of your students.
Gather children around the chart paper and explain that they will be working on writing a pizza recipe based on the one used in the book. Use the label "Ingredients" to start the recipe. Use the book as a reference to record the ingredients needed. After listing the ingredients, continue by writing out the directions for making the pizza.
For older students, try having them write out the recipe on an index card. Have students create recipe cards for their own favorite pizzas.
Try using the recipe to make a pizza in class. You can cover standard units of measurement and fractions.
Do a class rewrite of the book and have the hen bake a different food.
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