Engage your students with this creative Harry Potter final project. As students create a food truck for a character in the novel, they'll be cultivating a taste for entrepreneurship as well as engaging in a fun twist on conventional literary analysis.
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Imagine the possibilities - a donut truck serving "The Voldemort," "The Hogwarts Special," or "The Transfiguring Truffle." Students can highlight the important themes and ideas of the novel while serving up great food to their classmates.
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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