Oreo Cookie Writing

This introductory writing activity uses Oreo cookies to expose students to the concept of response writing (rather than simply summarizing an event or information). This activity promotes use of description and adequate pacing to adequately detail an event or experience.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
GLE 0301.3.1
Write for a variety of purposes to different audiences.
GLE 0301.3.2
Write in various modes and genres, including narration, literary response, personal experience, and subject matter content.
GLE 0401.3.1
Write for a variety of purposes and to a variety of audiences.
GLE 0401.3.2
Write in a variety of modes and genres (e.g., narration, description, personal expression, imaginative writing, response to literature, response to subject...
GLE 0501.3.1
Write for a variety of purposes and to different audiences.
GLE 0501.3.2
Write in various modes and genres, including narration, literary response, personal expression, description, and imaginative.
 
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Learning objectives: 

Students:

  • connect with how they personally feel about an issue or a piece of literature.
  • learn about the importance of sharing their unique perspectives (vs. simply regurgitating information).

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Applying

Helpful Hints

Materials:

  • a large bag of OREO cookies
  • chalk or whiteboard
  • pencils or pens
  • paper

References

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