This resource can be used at any time of the year in conjunction with any festival your students may be studying.
It could be used as an extra-curricular activity or as a side project for students.
The Festival of the Spoon is a resource of several lessons based around a short, rhyming text describing the history, location and miscellaneous information about the completely fictitious Festival of the Spoon.
The text is used as a way to develop students’ awareness, in a fun way, of collaborative learning, peer-correction/self-correction, give students an awareness of process writing, particularly developing awareness of drafting and editing.
The aim of the lessons is for groups of students to invent, design and promote a fictitious festival.
This Powerpoint includes full lesson plans and extension activities based on phonics, spelling patterns with all necessary classroom slides.
Can be used for Grades 4-6 but depending on ability of your students, you may need to scaffold the lessons and give in-class support more/less depending on their ability and creativity levels.
(I use this with my Grade 4 ESL students but this resource can be used as a literacy tool for any Elementary-level English-speaking classroom. It’s a nice, fun way to introduce students to process writing.)
First part of text below (full text length is 439 words)
The Festival of the Spoon
Every year festivals come
And everyone has lots of fun.
In Rio, at Carnival time,
With lots of rhythm and rhyme,
Everyone dances in the streets
And at Halloween, of course,
Everyone trick or treats.
During Ramadan people fast and pray
And lots of children around the world
Get most excited on Christmas Day.
The Chinese New Year follows the moon
But have you heard of the Festival of the Spoon?