Cotton Candy Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is cotton candy and how is it made? This lesson plan introduces basic facts about cotton candy using a text lesson. An activity encourages students to tout the merits of cotton candy.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • list the ingredients in cotton candy
  • explain the process of making cotton candy
  • summarize the history of cotton candy

Length

45 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2

Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.3

Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

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