Shared by Sarah Alderfer
I do not recall from where or whom this activity came, but it is not originally mine. In fact, some of my students have done this in their high school English classes. I use this activity to illustrate how important clear and developed directions are in process analysis. Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is an excellent process for students to explain because they take many of the small but essential steps needed to complete the process for granted. This activity allows students to see how important it is to consider an audience’s knowledge when describing a process.