FoodPrints Curriculum

Recipe of Me


Food Culture & Family Traditions

Standards Alignment:

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

4th Grade


Winter / December


The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand how to navigate recipes in order to successfully prepare a dish. Students will examine a variety of recipe formats, identify common elements and choose one format to write their own Recipe of Me. They will also illustrate a favorite recipe and explore sensory language by describing items from the garden. This lesson supports the DCPS 4th grade ELA Unit My Story. ​

Big Idea

We are all made of many ingredients.

Guiding Questions

Why are recipes useful? 

What are some key ‘ingredients’ that make us who we are?