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Lesson Plan: Sequencing Making Cookies

Sequencing Making Chocolate Chip Cookies

Subject:  ELA- Reading

Grade: 3

Lesson Objective: To sequence the steps of how to make chocolate chip cookies

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 - Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.




  • Do you think it is important to do something like following a recipe in order?  Why or why not?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • When following directions to make a recipe or to put something together, it is important to following the steps in order. 
  • If you do not follow directions in order, what could happen?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • Raise your hand if you have ever followed a recipe or put something together following directions. 
  • When reading directions, it is important to start at the beginning and read everything.  After you understand what the directions are telling you to do, you can start.
  • Today, you are going to read about how to make chocolate chip cookies.  When you are reading the directions, make sure that you understand what the recipe is telling you.  (Allow the students time to read the recipe.)
  • Raise your hand if you can tell me what the directions are telling you to do.  (Allow the students to answer.  Answers should refer to mixing ingredients together and baking.)
  • What is the first step?  How do you get from step one to the last step?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • You are now going to sequence all of the steps.  Under the recipe that you read are all of the steps, but they are not in order.  You will put a number next to each step.  The first step will have a number 1. 
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share their answers?  (Allow the students to share and go over the sequence of steps.)

Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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