An interdisciplinary unit on “Everybody Cooks Rice” is designed to integrate multiple subject areas, including language arts, social studies, and even math and science.
Overall, an interdisciplinary unit on “Everybody Cooks Rice” helps students develop a deeper appreciation for cultural diversity, foster their creativity and critical thinking skills, and promote their understanding of various subject areas in a meaningful and engaging way.
The book “Everybody Cooks Rice” by Norah Dooley could be used as the central text for this unit, which tells the story of a girl who goes on a mission to find her brother for dinner in a multicultural neighborhood, discovering along the way how many different ways rice is cooked.
This ELA ready-to-use resources guide can be used along with the book Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley as a separate class read-aloud or as part of a multicultural unit study.
It includes pre- and post reading (with video read-aloud) and writing activities such as vocabulary, note taking, comprehension, graphic organizers, partner activity and a final culminating writing piece.
Also, this guide can lead to a creation of a class recipe book while discovering recipes. This is a perfect segway into the study of fractions in math by using recipe samples to double fractions and review equivalent fractions. Recipe book can be made for class use or distributed to students to savor and understand the multicultural society we live in.
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