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1 Robbie’s Pancakes Lesson: Objective 3 (5.10) (E) use the text’s structure or progression of ideas such as cause and effect or chronology to locate and recall information Grade: 5 (TX)

2 2 Have you ever tried making pancakes? Today’s lesson contains a simple recipe and a delightful little story about a small boy’s effort to make pancakes. It also teaches you about Kwanzaa, an Afro-American celebration- cum-holiday. The lesson will teach you to use the text’s structure or progression of ideas such as cause and effect or chronology to locate and recall information. Introduction

3 3 1.It was his parent’s wedding anniversary. Ten-year-old Robbie decided to give his parents a surprise. Just as well it was Sunday; he rose early so he could fix his parents pancakes for breakfast. He took out his Mom’s cookbook and opened to the page that read: Perfect Pancakes – Traditionally served with lemon juice or syrup. Ingredients Two eggs Pinch of salt 4 oz. plain flour 200 ml. milk 200 ml. tepid water Lemon Granulated sugar Maple syrup (Preparation overleaf) Robbie’s Pancakes

4 4 2.Sift flour into bowl with the sugar and a pinch of salt. Beat eggs in milk and add to the bowl. Mix well. Add the tepid water until you have a creamy batter. This batter mixture should be enough for six pancakes. Heat your pancake pan, then add a teaspoon of oil, and roll around the pan to cover the surface. Add a ladle of the mixture to the pan and tip to cover the base. ( The first pancake's never right so throw it away or give it to the dog!) “Wow!” said Robbie. “That also fixes lunch for Brandy.” Pour in more batter and continue to make pancakes. Flip the pancakes, so both sides are evenly cooked. Serve folded in the traditional way, and squeeze lemon juice. Sprinkle with granulated sugar to add the final touch. It can also be served with hot maple syrup. Robbie’s Pancakes

5 5 3.Robbie found a big red bowl and a wooden spoon, and was ready to start. Finding the counter too high, he pulled a chair to stand on it. He balanced on the chair, opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister. But being rather full, quite a bit of flour spilled on the floor. He would clean it up later. 4.He scooped some flour from the canister into the bowl with his hands and added sugar. He broke the first egg and then the second egg. He mixed them well in a big cup of milk; he poured this into the flour. He tasted the mixture. Not finding it sweet enough, he added two more spoonfuls of sugar, leaving a white, floury, sugary trail on the floor. By then, Brandy his little pup came in sniffing, his tongue hanging out. Soon the floor was covered with his paw tracks. 5.Robbie himself was covered with flour and getting frustrated. He wanted this to be something very good for Mom and Dad, but it was not turning out the way it should be; rather, it was getting very bad. Robbie’s Pancakes

6 6 6.He didn't know what to do next, whether to put it all into the oven or on the stove. He didn't even know how the stove worked! Suddenly he saw Brandy his puppy, trying to reach the bowl of mix. That was the last straw. He reached out to push him away. 7.In the process, he knocked the egg carton with the remaining eggs, to the floor. Frantically he lunged for the mop, and tried to clean up this huge mess. He slipped on the eggs, getting his pajamas yellow and sticky. And just then he saw Dad standing at the door. 8.Big crocodile tears welled up in Robbie's eyes. All he'd wanted to do was good, but he'd made a terrible mess. He was sure a scolding was coming, maybe even a spanking. But his father just watched him. Then, walking through the mess, he picked up his crying son, hugged him and loved him, getting his own pajamas yellow and sticky in the process. Robbie’s Pancakes

7 7 9. When he heard of Robbie’s good intentions, he kissed the little boy. His Mom came in and quickly whisked up some pancakes. Robbie was glad he had tried. Sooner or later he would get it right. Robbie’s Pancakes

8 8 Check Your Understanding 1.What was the reason Robbie wanted to make pancakes? a. it was Sunday b. it was his Dad’s birthday c. it was his parent’s anniversary d. it was Mother’s day

9 9 Check Your Understanding 2.Robbie exclaimed that it would fix Brandy’s lunch as well. What caused him to exclaim this? a. he knew that Brandy would be hungry by the time he finished b. he read the part that the first pancake would never come out well, so it could be disposed of, or given to the dog c. Brandy loved pancakes d. there was a lot of extra batter

10 10 Check Your Understanding 3.Put these actions / steps that Robbie took into their correct order. a. he found a big red bowl and a wooden spoon b. he found the cookbook and opened it to the page for pancakes c. he pulled out a chair to stand on it d. Robbie got up early in the morning

11 11 Check Your Understanding 4.What was the reason Robbie pulled out a chair? a. he was tired, and he wanted to sit on it b. the kitchen counter was too high, so he had to stand on the chair c. he wanted to keep the cookbook on the chair d. he kept the flour canister on the chair

12 12 Check Your Understanding 5.The canister was rather full of flour. What did this result in? a. some flour spilled out on the floor b. some flour flew up in a powdery spray all over his face c. the canister was too heavy, so he could not pull it out d. the lid was stuck tight and he could not open it

13 13 Check Your Understanding 6.Robbie followed certain steps to prepare the pancakes. Put these steps in their correct order. a. he broke both the eggs b. he poured this into the flour c. he put flour and sugar into the bowl d. he mixed them well in a big cup of milk

14 14 Check Your Understanding 7.Robbie added two extra spoonfuls of sugar. Why did he do this? a. because the recipe said so b. he forgot he had added the sugar earlier c. he tasted the batter and did not find it sweet enough d. he had added some extra salt by mistake, so he was trying to balance it out

15 15 Check Your Understanding 8.What were the reasons that caused Robbie to get frustrated? (Choose more than one). a. he was covered with flour b. a lot of things had spilled on the floor c. he heard the alarm in his parent’s bedroom and knew they would get up d. the whole thing was not just turning out good enough

16 16 Check Your Understanding 9.Fill in the blanks. i. the carton of eggs fell because………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………….. (a) it slipped from his hands / (b) he was trying to push Brandy away from getting at the bowl of mix / © he put it back too near the edge of the shelf, so it dis-balanced and toppled over. ii. the carton of eggs fell, and as a result …………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………. (a) Brandy went skidding all over the floor / (b) it smelled bad and the mess started flowing towards the living room / © he slipped on it and dirtied his pajamas. iii. just then he saw ……………………………………………………. (a) his Dad / (b) his Mom / © Brandy lick up the mess

17 17 Feature # 2 – Kwanzaa 1.Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration held for a week between 26th December and 1st January each year. It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in The reason was simple. He wanted to help modern young African-Americans remember and celebrate their heritage and ancient African festivals. 2.It is celebrated with a lot of singing and dancing. People recite traditional verses and tell stories. The colors for Kwanzaa are black, red, and green and each color has a special meaning. The green stands for the land of Africa and hope. The red is for the cause of blood-shed by the African ancestors. Black represents the color of the African race. 3. Kwanzaa is built on seven principles that are commonly known as "Nguzo Saba". Each day of the seven days is dedicated to one of "The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa”.

18 18 Feature # 2 – Kwanzaa 4.The seven principles are as follows: unity self-determination collective work and responsibility cooperative economics purpose creativity faith 5.A candle is lit each day on the special candlestick, the "kimara”. The seven candles stand for the seven principles. Three red candles go on the right, three green candles go on the left and a black one is placed in the middle. The candles are lit each day beginning with the black one which represents Unity. Candles are lit each day alternately from left to right. 6. On the final day of Kwanzaa, the children receive gifts. These gifts are usually an educational book, a heritage symbol or a toy.

19 19 Feature # 2 – Kwanzaa 7.A fruit basket, called a "mazao", is also displayed, along with a special "unity" cup, out of which everyone drinks. Families decorate their homes with traditional African crafts. 8.There are also seven symbols: the candleholder the mat the seven candles the unity cup the crops corn gifts 9.The point of Kwanzaa is not one of gift giving or religious celebration. It is a time for families being together. It is more a time for family and friends to share and care. It is all about values.

20 20 Check Your Understanding 10. Who started Kwanzaa? a. it was started by Dr. Maulana Karenga b. it was started by Dr. Martin Luther King c. it was started by Nelson Mandela d. it was started by Kwame Nkrumah

21 21 Check Your Understanding 11. When is Kwanzaa celebrated? a. just before Halloween b. just before Christmas c. just after Christmas d. just after New Year

22 22 Check Your Understanding 12. What cause does the Kwanzaa red represent? a. hope and victory for Africa b. wealth and prosperity of Africa c. blood shed of the ancestors in Africa d. the power and courage that Africa stands for

23 23 Check Your Understanding 13. According to the author, the main cause for celebrating Kwanzaa is not for the gifts. What does it actually represent? a. values of sharing and caring b. religious celebrations and reciting prayer c. heroic and fearless deeds d. humility and honesty

24 24 Check Your Understanding 14. Fill in the blanks to show how the Kwanzaa week is celebrated. i. On each of the seven days …………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………… (a) people roast and eat corn / (b) children exchange gifts / © people light a candle on the special candlestick. ii. On the last day ………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………… (a) children get an educational book or heritage symbol as a gift / (b) the black candle is lit / © everyone drinks from the unity cup.

25 25 Check Your Understanding 15. Fill in the blanks to show the order and importance of lighting candles during Kwanzaa. i. Candles are lit everyday beginning with the ………………………. (a) red / (b) (black) / © green. ii. Candles are lit each day ………………………………………………. (a) alternating from left to right / (b) alternating from right to left / © from the innnermost (center) to outermost

26 26 Check Your Understanding 16. Can you recall how many candles are used and in which order they are placed? Can you recall how houses are decorated? What else is done to celebrate Kwanzaa?

27 Summary 27 After having learned how to make the perfect pancake, you have learned about Kwanzaa. This lesson will help you use the text’s structure or progression of ideas such as cause and effect or chronology to locate and recall information.

28 G REAT JOB TODAY !


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