This exciting lesson is a great way to celebrate Mexico and Hispanic Heritage Month that begins Sept 15 in your classroom. Students are familiar with Mexican cuisine and they can learn to spell in Spanish some of their favorite dishes. It is a lesson full of COGNATES . The lesson includes a Double Puzzle with a Mystery key phrase
"Buen Provecho" that means enjoy your meal in Spanish. Encourage your students to take their word puzzles to a Mexican Restaurant and enjoy some of the delicious dishes of the Mexican cuisine.
1- Some of the terms included in the unit are :
ENCHILADA TACOS FAJITAS FLAUTAS
BURRITOS POZOLE TOTOPOS TORTAS
QUESADILLAS CEVICHE HUARACHE TAMALES
BANDERILLAS MOLE BOLICHE COCHINITA
CHICHARRÓN ELOTE MENUDO CAMOTE
2. The word search is a great way to reinforce spelling and a fun homework assignment. Make it a competition for homework pass. The Solution to the Word Search is included.
**EL RESTAURANTE MEJICANO- Have students create a menu using the items and do a skit. Using " La Comida- Spanish Restaurant Dialogue Script- Students can have their own typical restaurant.
** Students can pick five of the "Mexican Foods" and do a powerpoint called. " "Mis Comidas Mejicanas Favoritas" Develop oral listening skills and speaking skills in Target language
***Divide the class in groups of two and assign to them different dishes. Have students describe to the class their assigned dishes. Great way to learn culture.
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