Procedural writing is a valuable text type tool to help students organize their thinking, planning, and their end product.
Getting my students to prepare food through an ECA, allowed them to discover new flavours, foods, and boost their second language skills by putting them into action.
In order to get them to learn key vocabulary and food preparation steps, I introduced them to the Toca Kitchen 2 app. This app allowed to them to actually simulate food preparation, write the steps, learn the key vocabulary, and test their final product by feeding one of the characters.
They also had the opportunity to visit Pizza Express and prepare their very own pizza. It was valuable experience to follow oral instructions while creating their own pizza. It not only allowed to try something new but also boost their self-confidence while honing their English speaking and listening skills.