# 3A Realidades 1 Create a Menu Activity

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Students will create a menu that uses the food vocab (with articles) in chapter 3A of Realidades 1. They will also use "gustar" and "encantar" in context and do some math to convert dollars to pesos.

This download includes a checklist-style assignment sheet with rubric; a scanned model that you can print, fold, and show to kids (intentionally unfinished to show the kids what to do but not enough to copy); pictures of the model.

I used this project with sixth and seventh graders, and here's what I did:

-handed out and went over assignment sheet and rubric

-showed students the model

-explained the conversion from dollars to Mexican pesos, showed them the math and did a few examples with them (At the time I made the model, \$1US = \$20.65Mex, so if bacon is \$1.50US, a reasonable price would be \$30 pesos.)

-gave them paper and made tri-folds together

-told them to get out their vocab lists and get to work!

My students had a lot of fun with this, and many of them got creative with color and combining vocab into different items (huevos con tocino, ensalada de frutas con yogur, etc.). It could be differentiated by cutting down the number of food items needed for each category or extended by challenging kids to put terms together. You could also add a requirement for kids to use conjugated verbs (in addition to "gustar") in their reviews (for example, "Yo como aqui cada fin de semana.") It's in Word, so you can edit it as necessary.

This took my classes approximately two 49-minute class periods to finish.

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