The Story: When dad gets in the kitchen, he uses lots of cooking utensils and makes a mess in process…but the food is delicious and even the dog is happy!  This is a fun book with cute illustrations filled with useful cooking vocabulary.

Bonus Quizzes:  “Cooking With Dad” includes quizzes for students to practice core vocabulary and build comprehension.   Stars with points are collected and a final result displayed at the end. 

Language support: “Cooking With Dad” is narrated by native speakers in Mandarin, Spanish or English.  Every word or word phrase is highlighted when spoken so it is easy for the reader to follow along.  Switch easily between languages on any page. 

Extra language scaffolding:  Every word in the story is also clickable!  Click the word once to hear it in the target language.  Double-click the word to hear and read the translation.  At the end of the story, every word clicked is saved in an interactive vocabulary list for review.

Teacher to Teacher:  “Cooking With Dad” introduces language learners to a wide range of useful kitchen vocabulary such as knives, spoons, forks, pots, pans, etc.   Cute illustrations provide clear visual clues to support core vocabulary and comprehension.

Extension: Building on the basic vocabulary introduced in “Cooking With Dad”, this story is an excellent way to introduce a class discussion or writing assignment about cooking, eating dining, setting a table, or family cooking traditions.


Levels (Lexile)
English: 520
Spanish: 500
Mandarin: NA
Pages: 12
Word count: 79

Grammar: Present tense
Focus vocabulary: Pot, pan, spoon, knife, fork, bowl


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