The Literary Food Truck (Digital and PDF)

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Spark Creativity
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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I used this with higher end students for an end of the novel option. The end results were great! I loved the creative element.
My students loved doing these food trucks we had to change it up some as they were not aloud to bring real items to share but made it work and it was great.
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Great for literature circles, choice reading assessment, and class novels, the literary food truck festival brings literary analysis in culinary form. Get ready for a mouth-watering and colorful day of critical thinking when the food truck festival arrives in your classroom.

*Updated for 2020-2021: Now you can also use the brand new digital version of this curriculum set, linked in the Zip file you'll see after you purchase. Students can brainstorm and create their trucks online.

If you and your students are a bit tired of writing (and grading) essays, and you could use a chance to think deeply in a brand new (STEAM-y) way, this project is for you. Students dive deep into textual analysis, then share their ideas with a themed food truck instead of a five paragraph essay.

You'll find everything you need to walk students through planning and designing their food trucks so they closely reflect their reading, then you can all smile your way through a special day together.

From the Reviews:

"Thank you! Great resource!"

"It was a good guide for me to use developing my STEAM activity for my students."

"I love this! Thanks!"

"This looks super fun & well put together! I can't wait to use this!"

"Used as an end-of-year activity & my 7/8 students produced amazing work!"

What's inside?

  • Clear explanation of the project for your kiddos.
  • Guided brainstorm to help them CONNECT their food truck brilliance to the reading.
  • Menu and Crew Planners to further help them develop clear intentions for all the parts of their food truck.
  • Final Display Requirements to help students prepare for your food truck festival.
  • Meal ticket compliment cards to keep students on track as they enjoy the festival.
  • A rubric for easy grading.

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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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