This fun and colorful food project provides additional writing practice for individuals or groups and the results will produce beautiful meal and placemat settings for display on your classroom walls. As an additional benefit, your students will also create a supply of meal plate realia to serve up during classroom conversation roleplays!
What is included:
● Printable instructions
● Scoring suggestions
● Materials list
● Sample Project Image
● 3 weeks daily lesson suggestions
● List of expansion activity suggestions for advanced students
● Teacher resources; books and websites
This project is part of a 3 week food unit and can be taught to learners of Spanish or to Heritage speakers and allows your students to demonstrate in writing their comprehension and use of food and meal vocabulary.
The instructions and evaluation are formatted as a checklist handout for seat work and the teacher instructions guide the student through the project process. Adaptations for beginner level through advanced Spanish language learners are also included. The teacher can designate key grammar elements that may be needed for the unit and students can learn and internalize words and expressions that are important to them in their discussions.
Students will use the check list to design their table setting in Spanish. The menu can be a single project/craft type activity or part of a larger unit for conversation and testing. This particular menu activity is designed for use with first level learners and can be modified for use with younger students.
Are you teaching making requests? Are you discussing likes and dislikes? What about healthy and non-healthy eating habits? Get ready for lively debates on what constitutes a healthy meal. With this unit and collection of vocabulary, your students will be inspired to learn and internalize words and expressions that are important to them.
Essential background knowledge:
- food and meal vocabulary
- gender agreement
- singular v.s. plural
Minor background knowledge:
- Adjective agreement
- Making suggestions
- Making requests
- Numbers 0 – 10,000
Note from Maestra Mapache: My classroom activities were primarily student directed and textbook vocabulary lists did not have a sufficient quantity or variety of terms that I or my students wanted in order to build and expand ideas. Too often, the activities were for rote memory exercises but, not sufficient for expanding into daily use. For this reason I developed my own glossaries and selected appropriate grammar based on learner level using the textbook as a support tool. Students were free to self pace and accelerate with their own selections of vocabulary that were more applicable to their own life.
The Place Setting Project can be purchased individually and used to supplement your current food unit and textbook curriculum. As a reference tool you may prefer to supplement with my Food Vocabulary Reference as it was designed to provide a foundation for the majority of common vocabulary that students will encounter throughout the course of a food unit. Maestra Mapache Creations has coordinated these collections of vocabulary, dialogues, worksheets and images to be your versatile tool for both verbal and written activities. Put your valuable time back in your hands.
As always, Maestra Mapache has first created these activities and used in her own classroom. Secondly these activities are designed to be adaptable to any of your lesson units and the vocabulary has been prepared with terminology to allow the teacher flexibility in lesson preparation.
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Please see my other resources below:
Bilingual Food Vocabulary
Bilingual Restaurant and Meal Vocabulary Glossary
The Menu Project