Students will read about Brandon trying to cook for his friends. Includes a recipe for Dirt Cups. The story is preceded by a guided reading lesson plan. The lessons are formatted using curriculum expectations and allow for before, during and after reading segments which assist with reading assessments. Independent practice pages incorporate reader's response and focus questions. A word study, Dolch sight word lists, word families list and anecdotal observations worksheet is also included. Meets Common Core Standards by listing main facts and details, reading and comprehending text, interpreting information presented in a different way, summarizing the text; identifying the theme and determining the meanings of unknown words.