This menu activity is a performance task for use after reading The Van Gogh Café, the middle grades novel by Cynthia Rylant.
With the activity, students create a menu for the Van Gogh Café either using their own creativity or by using the template provided. Students will need to include specific menu items directly from the text and then add items of their own choosing. Other elements on the menu will also reflect details from the book.
This activity supports reading standards, especially the standards for using ideas and details directly from the text.
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From Classroom in the Middle