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Eat Your Colors - French 1 Colors & Food


Eat Your Colors - French 1 Colors & Food

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The goal for this plan is to teach students French vocabulary for fruit and vegetables while addressing the need to educate and reinforce students’ knowledge of healthy whole foods that promote physical and mental health.
Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: September 28, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 16, 2014
Submitter: Heidi Embury
Keywords: Eat your colors, French colors, French vocabulary fruits and vegetables


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  • User Rating: 4 user rating
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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: For this lesson, you will need Internet access, an overhead projector, a(n) (interactive) white board, permission for students to use cell phones in class (twitter,) time in the computer lab/ or student laptops for blogging.
Language: English, French
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
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Avatar for Jamin Jones
2 years ago

Jamin Jones (Teacher (K-12))

I really like this lesson for integrating language into the everyday items. Language can be very difficult to make meaningful. I also appreciate how this combines language and healthy eating. It encourages students to try new things in a very different way. Especially for middle school students who don't always like to eat healthy things.


Technical Remarks:

There is a link that does not work on the lesson plan.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 min.

Avatar for Vickie Lehtonen
2 years ago

Vickie Lehtonen (Pre-School Teacher)

    This is a great lesson that teaches the French language in an interesitng way.  I like the idea of using Twitter as a class discussion to allow those shy students the chance to interact without having to speak in class.  I like that while teaching French, the students are also learning about nutrition.  I like the hands-on approach by presenting the items in real life while discussing them.  This lesson encompasses various teaching and learning strategies like socialization, group work, individual work, written work and sharing.  This lesson meets the needs of various learning styles.

Technical Remarks:

The link to the handout does not work.

For the assessment portion, allowing the students to pick from a variety of presentation ideas might increase their interest by allowing them to express themselves and demonstrate what they know in a way that they are most confident in.

Avatar for Beatrice Russell
2 years ago

Beatrice Russell (Faculty)

I have taught both these subjects about color and food in separate contexts and in different French levels.  The  content  covering  color vocabulary   and expressing  likes and dislikes  in French   in appropriate  for  FRENCH 1 LEVEL I A (meaning first semester of French) whereas food( fruits and vegetables)  related vocabulary, grammar  (the French verbs  to eat, to buy, good eating habits) are appropriate for the  FRENCH 1B (meaning second semester of French).  What interactive activity can be offered for students to speak or write exclusively in French and post on blog?

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Time spent reviewing site: one (1) hour
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