To teach process writing, I send a letter home to the parents asking them to help their child select a favorite homemade dish. They provide the child with the recipe and when possible, actually make it together. The student must write the steps to making the dish in paragraph form and explain why the dish is a favorite. The student must also include any memories associated with the dish in the story. We publish our recipes and stories in a book and give them to our parents during the holidays.