This packet contains everything you need to inspire students with a creative and unusual twist on the usual ELA final project. Using these handouts, students will brainstorm a Harry Potter themed food truck, coming up with its menu, staff, musical playlist and crew. Optionally, teachers may choose to take this from a medium-sized project to a big event by giving students the “Our Food Truck Festival” handout and having an actual festival with more thorough versions of the final project on display. The version without the festival would take much less time, and basically include the printable worksheets as homework or class activities. The food truck festival version requires students to create a display based on their work with the handouts and bring in food samples for everyone to enjoy.
Here’s a brief rundown on each handout:
The Magical Food Truck: This handout explains the project, and should be the first one students receive.
Food Truck Menu: Using this handout, students will come up with items for their menu and explain how these items connect to the text.
Food Truck Crew: This handout guides students in brainstorming who might staff their truck.
Food Truck Playlist: This handout gives students a chance to select the music for their truck to play.
Our Food Truck Festival: This optional handout lays out what is required for the final project display, if you choose to do it with your class. You may choose to give it out right away, or to wait until after the students have completed the workshop brainstorms.
Meal Tickets: Photocopy this handout for students to complete during the festival, if you have one. Filling these out will help give them a purpose as they wander the festival. If you choose, you might tally these meal ticket votes and announce the top three most popular food trucks the next day, perhaps passing out prizes.
Food Truck Rubric: This is a straightforward grading rubric to make it possible to grade these many project elements in a timely manner. But of course, you could choose to grade it in any way that you wish. You only need the rubric if you do the festival.
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