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This is a Spanish language food pyramid (Piramide de Comida) lesson
Language Arts, P.E. & Health
6, 7, 8
Title – Food Pyramid (Piramide de Comida)
By – Junior Barnes
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – PE
Grade Level – 6-8
- SI.5 – The student will present information orally and in writing in Spanish, using a variety of familiar vocabulary, phrases, and structural patterns.
- Spanish – Food – Students should be able to discuss foods they like and dislike.
- Students will use food vocabulary and the food pyramid to create a healthy daily diet in the Spanish.
- They will present diets in Spanish.
- They will correctly label a Spanish food pyramid.
- Construction paper
- Colored pencils
- Example of food pyramid (transparency or SMART board)
Anticipatory Set (Lead-In):
- Teacher shows the example of the food pyramid and asks students how the food pyramid would be labeled in the target language.
- Teacher writes the names of the food groups in the target language on the board or overhead.
- Teacher asks students what they eat that might be considered healthy according to the food pyramid.
- Students will discuss daily eating habits, naming familiar foods in Spanish.
- Teacher will create a sample diet for one day in Spanish using the transparency or SMART board, using assistance from the students.
- Place students into groups of two or three and ask them to create a diet for a day that includes foods from the Piramide de Comida.
- Ask students to present their meal plan.
Plan For Independent Practice:
- Students will write sentences using me gusta ( I like/it pleases me ) and no me gusta ( I don’t like/it doesn’t please me ) for three of the foods chosen for the meal plan.
Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set):
- Students will share their sentences.
- Go over the lesson vocabulary.
- Go over Piramide de Comida
Assessment Based On Objectives:
- Students will correctly label the Piramide de Comida for a quiz grade using the same pyramid just without the words. (Students can name a food that goes into the food group rather than using the appropriate word.)
Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities):
- Students describe only one meal of the day (breakfast, lunch or dinner).
- Allow extra time for the quiz.
Extensions (For Gifted Students):
- Students will draw the Piramide de Comida and label it in Spanish.
Possible Connections To Other Subjects:
- Math (portions)
- Health (nutrition)
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