Students will read a recipe and understand the sections and directions.
Students will use the writing they did previously to recount the beginning of a story.
With teacher assistance, students will revise and edit their writing.


F.I.T. Family books to read at home with parents and younger siblingsThe Food Parade by Elicia Castaldi

  • I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
  • To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda
  • Maisy Goes Shopping by Lucy Cousins
  • The Food Parade by Elicia Castaldi
  • Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
  • Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle
  • How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food by Chris Butterworth
  • Lunch by Denise Fleming
  • The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord
  • Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
  • Pigs Love Potatoes by Anika Denise
  • Gazpacho for Nacho by Tracey Kyle
  • Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  • Round is a Tortilla bye Roseanne Greenfield Thong
  • The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin
  • Baking Day at Grandma’s by Anika Denise
  • A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins



Butterworth, C. (2011). Illustrated by L. Gaggiotti. How Did that Get in my Lunchbox? The Story of Food. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Castaldi, E. (2013). The Food Parade: Healthy Eating with the Nutritious Food Groups.  New York: Henry Hold and Company, LLC.

D’Amico, J., Drummond, K. (1999). The Healthy Body Cookbook: Over 50 Fun Activities and Delicious Recipes for Kids. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

De Laurentiis, G. (2013). Recipe for Adventure Naples!. New York: Grosset and Dunlap.

    • This series of books by the chef Giada De Laurentiis includes Paris!, Hong Kong!, New Orleans!, Rio!, Hawaii!, and Miami!

Eamer, C. (2012). Illustrated by S. Boothroyd. The World in Your Lunchbox: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods. Toronto, Ontario: Annick Press.

Integrated Marketing Services. (2012). Fresh Produce Guide: 300(+) Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs.  Apopka, FL: Integrated Marketing Services.

Kessler, D. (2013). Your Food is Fooling You: How Your Brain is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Macaulay, D. (2008). The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Leedy, L. (2007). The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day. New York: Holiday House.

Miller, E. (2008).  The Monster Health Book: A Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids!  New York: Holiday House.

Reid, M., Reid, A. (2012). Portion Size Me: A Kid-Driven Plan to a Healthier Family. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks.


Brown, S. with Vaughan, C. (2009). Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. New York: Avery.

Lehr, S. (1991). The Child’s Sense of Developing Theme: Responses to Literature. New York: Teachers College Press.

Louv, R. (2008). Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Obama, M. (2012). American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. New York: Crown.

Oliver, J. (2008). Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals. New York: Hyperion.

Pappas, C., Kiefer, B., and Levstik, L. (1999). An Integrated Language Perspective in the Elementary School: An Action Approach, Third Edition. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

Pollan, M. (2013). Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. New York: The Penguin Press.