Cooking Unit: Tossed Green Salad for Classroom and Distance Learning Life Skills

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5th - 12th
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If you are looking for a functional distance or classroom cooking activity that students can do and handle only their own ingredients, this unit with visual recipes and comprehension strategies for making a tossed salad fits the bill. This PDF and Google Slides set has everything you need (except the food and utensils) to get students started making a salad at home or at school. It provides lesson plans, supply lists, a home lesson planning guide, and comprehension tools for students to make the salad, sequence the steps and more.

All pages are included in Google™️ Slides for easy remote instruction. The links to Google™️ Apps for use with Google™️ Classroom are included in the PDF you receive when purchasing.

**If you are a member of the Special Educator Academy, DO NOT buy this set as it is available within the membership**

Use these for cooking in a group or cooking with 1 student. It has been adapted for families to use at home during home instruction or homework with a weekly lesson plan using different elements of the materials. It's easy to target communication and language skills, self-help skills, reading skills, and math skills with graphing predictions of whether the students will like it.

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This unit is perfect for students of all ages in

  • Special education classrooms
  • Life skills programs
  • Homeschool programs
  • Distance Learning programs.

Skills Addressed:

•receptive / expressive vocabulary for cooking;

•identifying ingredients,

•expressing a prediction of preference,

•interpreting graphs,

•compare and contrast data results,

•create number sentence of data from graph

•following simple visual and/or verbal directions to construct a product,

•reading a recipe with or without picture cues,

•using a knife slice and chop vegetables,

•trying new foods,

•opening jar/containers

•recalling events of an activity with visual supports,

•sequencing 9 steps of a completed activity (with or without visual cues),

•answer simple questions about the activity and product created

•Motor skills including tearing, slicing, tossing the salad and pouring

•Completing a role to collaborate with peers to complete a group project with or w/o visual supports of a job board

What's Included?

•Lesson Plan for Previewing / Preteaching Cooking Activity

•Lesson Plan for Cooking Activity

•Lesson Plan for Reviewing Activity

•Evaluation Plan for Taking Data

•Communication Board

•1 slide show (PowerPoint) for reviewing recipe

•1 visual recipe

•1 page of written recipe cards

•1 matching pictures to directions sequencing (9 steps)

•1 written sequencing board (9 steps)

•1 multiple-choice worksheet with visual supports for responses

•1 multiple – choice worksheet with written response choices

•1 cooking job board with pictures and 1 without

•1 prediction graph /1 conclusion graph

INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS Available in Google Slides

  • Worksheets with written and picture choices
  • Picture Sequencing drag and drop
  • Written Sequencing drag and drop
  • Slide show of the steps and ingredients-fill in the blank for communication


This product is copyrighted to Christine Reeve for use in one classroom or caseload. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes).


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