During Thanksgiving (could use for other holidays) students pick a recipe that someone makes for the main meal with their family. Students answer questions and write the recipe in a procedure writing. An activity to do before this assignment is to ask students to write down the procedural directions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You should bring in all the tools and ingredients and attempt to follow their directions (be very literal). Students will eventually see that they need more details and elaboration in their "recipe".