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Eat Your Colors - French 1 Colors & Food

Eat Your Colors - French 1 Colors & Food

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.


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Jamin Jones
Jamin Jones (Teacher (K-12))
10 years ago

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.
Vickie Lehtonen
Vickie Lehtonen (Teacher (K-12))
10 years ago

    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.

Beatrice Russell
Beatrice Russell (Faculty)
10 years ago

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?

Technical Remarks:

No technical difficulties

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: one (1) hour