Visual Recipes | © LANGUAGE CHEF Recipe Resource | Fall Edition
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•©Language Chef is a comprehensive, language-rich recipe curriculum that uses FULL-COLOR photo visuals and HEALTHY recipe activities that have been tested in the kitchen and classroom. Many of the recipes are inspired by the blog posts that I have written over the past 10 years (“Cooking Up Good Speech with a Side of Speech Snacks” www.speechsnacks.com)
•©Language Chef recipes may contain ingredients that are new and unfamiliar to some students. Introducing children to new tastes and textures expands their exposure to and encourages interest in a variety of foods while instilling healthful choices.
©LANGUAGE CHEF is a flexible program designed to provide a multitude of activities for each recipe. The activities you select should be determined based on the needs of your students. Extension activities may require extra class sessions to complete, which will allow the educator to continue to support and build upon the recipe by providing an extended language-rich experience! YOU decide which parts of the program are suitable for your students—working on direction following & sequencing? I’ve got it covered. Working on summarizing? I’ve got it covered. Working on executive functioning? I’ve got it covered. Working on comprehension? I’ve got it covered. Working on vocabulary building/parts of speech? I’ve got it covered. Working on making your sessions FUN and FUNCTIONAL? I’ve got it covered. And I’ve got a lot of other concepts covered too!
•The program is divided into LEVEL 1 (eleven recipe activities/no microwave required) and LEVEL 2 (seven recipes/microwave required).
•Each recipe includes a Lesson Plan Page which lists ingredients, kitchen tools, and “Suggested Language Concepts to Target” (recommended vocabulary and other language concepts that should be addressed while preparing the recipes.)
•Each recipe also includes a follow-up, language-rich activity called “Speech Snacks Activities.” The therapist/teacher should use their discretion when deciding which of these activities is most suitable based on the student’s ability level. Language areas addressed in these activities include comprehension, vocabulary, written language, grammar, cause/effect, compare/contrast, auditory recall, and phonemic awareness.
•©Language Chef includes many supplemental materials to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience. For example, Comprehension & conversation cards (based on Bloom's Taxonomy), Executive Functioning checklists to address planning/organization skills necessary to complete a recipe, VISUAL support cards of all the ingredients (noun cards) and cooking actions (verb cards), and graphic organizers for supporting written and verbal recipe recall.
•©Language Chef also includes a student data collection form, a “Note to Parents” explaining the benefits of cooking in the academic setting with an attached student participation permission form, a “Make and Take” recipe booklet to create and bring home for carryover purposes, and a personalized ©Language Chef hat, so students can feel like a real-life chef while they make their creations!
**You can try out a FREE SAMPLE recipe HERE!!
Level 1 (no microwave required):
- Grapes Letters
with Speech Snacks for “Eat Your Words”
spelling, sentence writing, phonemic awareness (segmentation), articulation practice
- Fruit & Veggie Mobiles
with Speech Snacks for “Fruit & Veggie Mobile Adventure” Graphic organizer for “WH” questions to expand/elaborate on written language.
- Owl Rice Cakes
with Speech Snacks for “Whoooo Are You?”
“WHO” question for vocabulary building and sentence writing.
- A Spooky, Toothy Treat
with Speech Snacks for “A Frightful Food Creation”
Use adjectives to write descriptive sentences /creative writing.
- Voting for Apples
with Speech Snacks for “Descriptive Apples Voting Ballot” &
“My Five Senses Visual Organizer”
Use your five senses as a strategy to brainstorm adjectives.
- Pinwheel Sandwiches- (nut butter & fruit spread/ veggie & cheese)
with Speech Snacks for “Make Your Own Pinwheel”
Multi-step direction following
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
with Speech Snacks for “Fall Vocabulary Fun”
Using seasonal vocabulary to generate written language.
- Witches Brew Snack Mix
with Speech Snacks for “Witches Brew Memory Game” Auditory memory & recall
- Veggie Skeleton with Homemade Hummus
with Speech Snacks for “Bare Bone Sentences” & “Skeleton Syllables”
Sentence expansion, syllabification, and phonemic awareness
- The Juiciest Turkey Ever
with Speech Snacks for “Turkey Talk”
Identification and application of homophones
- Pumpkin Parfait
with Speech Snacks for “Pumpkin Predicting” task cards
Critical thinking tasks for making predictions
Level 2---(microwave required)
- Mummy Muffins
with Speech Snacks for “Mummy In A Modern World”
Graphic organizer for brainstorming nouns and creative writing exercise
- Trick or Treat Bites
with Speech Snacks for “Trick or Treat Cause & Effect”
Generate multiple effects for the causes provided
- Cinnamon-Tortilla Chips with Creamy Cinnamon Dip
with Speech Snacks for “Tortilla Party Parts of Speech” game
Use the parts of speech to formulate a variety of sentences.
- Old-Fashioned Baked Apples
with Speech Snacks for “An Apple a Day” Vocabulary and Comprehension
Rate the vocabulary in the passage; complete the comprehension questions.
- Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug
with Speech Snacks for “Cookies & Conversation” card game
Topic initiation, question/comment to practice conversational exchanges.
- Mama Mia Pizza Dough
with Speech Snacks for “Can I Take Your Order”
Auditory memory/recall of details increasing in length and complexity
- Better than Spaghetti (Squash)
with Speech Snacks for “Pumpkin vs Squash-What’s the Difference” Compare & contrast passage and Venn diagram
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE RECIPES AND ACTIVITIES IN LANGUAGE CHEF?
Language Chef is a highly versatile program designed to be used with a wide range of ages and ability levels including:
•Speech /Language therapy
•Life skills classes
•ASD Students (autism spectrum disorder)
•Family/consumer science classes
•Second language learners
Can't "cook" in the classroom? That's OK! The real-life colored photos can be used to sequence the steps, discuss and describe the photos, and recall the directions, plus the follow-up language extensions target SO MANY COMMUNICATION GOALS, so you can still use this program if that's not an option for you. Just send the recipes home for your students to share and prepare with their families.
WHAT COMMUNICATION SKILLS ARE ADDRESSED WHEN YOU COOK?
•SEQUENCING skills for the steps in a recipe (first, next, then last)
•FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS: this skill is naturally addressed as you complete steps in a recipe.
•VOCABULARY for exposure to names of ingredients and kitchen tools.
•DESCRIBING foods as you talk about taste, texture, smells, and appearance.
•ANSWERING WH QUESTIONS before, during, and after the food preparation process.
•CATEGORIZING by sorting the types of ingredients needed (i.e. dairy, meat, shape, size, color).
•LISTENING COMPREHENSION for recalling what is remembered about the recipe.
• PROBLEM-SOLVING by addressing critical thinking skills for issues and situations encountered throughout the recipe.
•EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING namely for time management, task initiation, persistence, and working memory, which are crucial for learning how to successfully start and complete a recipe.
•SOCIAL SKILLS for turn-taking, conversation skills, and etiquette while preparing the recipe with a group of peers and adults.
•ARTICULATION SKILLS at the word, sentence, and conversation levels by targeting the words (foods, kitchen tools, etc.) containing the student’s speech sound(s) throughout the recipe process.
•MATH CONCEPTS for measuring wet and dry ingredients, estimating the amounts of some ingredients, telling time for estimating the amount of time needed to complete recipes, and the number of servings (yield) produced from the recipe.
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