Monday, February 9, 2015

Seeing the World One Recipe “Snapguide’ at a Time

Students are always in for a treat when going to the Library at Sendera Ranch Elementary. Mrs. Danette Jurgens loves sharing her love of reading with her students and finding ways to connect their aptitude for digital learning with her love of books.

After collaborating with the 3rd grade teachers regarding upcoming Social Studies standards, Mrs. Jurgens had the perfect book in mind for her students. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman would be her starting point.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Digital image. Amazon. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2015. <>.

After reading the book and modeling the creation of a Snapguide, students were given the task of selecting an ethic food from a location in the world that they had studied and creating a “recipe” through the Snapguide based on the framework of the mentor text, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.
Students utilized the website “The Top 5 of Everything” to discover more about their specific food and where they would need to travel to obtain the different resources to make the recipe.  Additionally, students used Google Maps and Britannica School online to identify the location and other interesting facts about the location. After collecting their information, students wrote their own “How to make a __________ and See the World” recipe/story.

Here is an example of what the 3rd graders at Sendera Ranch created. 

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