1. Show children different kinds of apples and ask questions such as:
- How do apples taste?
- Is an apple a fruit or vegetable?
- Where do they grow?
- Have you ever picked an apple?
- Where do you get apples you eat from?
- What are some things we can make from apples?
2. Give students the Anticipation Guide. Read each statement. Students circle True or False on the Before side only.
3. Give students a slice of apple to enjoy while teacher reads The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall.
First read: Listen to teacher read story
Second read: Choral read with teacher
Third read: Partner read
Teacher hands out Graphic Organizer.
Ask and answer "What" and "Where" questions with students (We do). Model how to look back in the text to find the answers to each question.
Partners answer "When" questions (Y'all do). Remind students to look back in the text.
Individually answer "Why" questions (You do).
Revisit Anticipation Guide. Teacher will read each statement. Students will circle True or False on the After side. If a statement is false, students must tell how to make the statement true.
The teacher will show students a recipe for apple pie. Discuss and list the different parts of a recipe: ingredients, cook time, oven temperature, and directions. Show the ingredients for apple pie and allow students to help measure and mix ingredients. Place in oven to bake.
Ask students to think of their favorite baked food. They will write a recipe including all the parts discussed and listed. Partners will proofread each other's recipes and edit as needed. With guidance and support from parent volunteers or helpers from older grade levels, students will use a computer with word processing to type and print their recipe. Recipes will be collected for a class book.
Of course, enjoy the apple pie!