To create a word wall using food words and food related words.
The food word wall will provide students with easy access to spellings of food words that they will be using throughout the food unit.
Words put up on the food word wall will help to increase recognition and identification of letters of the alphabet and also increase the use of using beginning consonants to identify words. It will also promote letter/sound correspondence. Having pictures along with the words will help children to distinguish between print and pictures.
All of these are emergent literacy skills that Pre-K-1 students should be developing (according to the NYS ELA standards).
Students' backgrounds will be incorporated through their direct participation in the activity.
Students cultural and language backgrounds will be valued and used in creation of the word wall.
Students are assumed to have experience creating and using word walls.
pictures of food
1.Before class create word wall setup without any words yet.
2.Tell class that they are going to create a food word wall.
3.It will be the students responsibility to add words and pictures to the wall. For example, when a student sees or hears a food word, they can volunteer to draw a picture or find a picture of that word. The teacher will add the word and picture to the word wall with the whole group watching and assisting.
4.If there are second language learners in the class, add the name of the food in both languages! Also, encourage students to add food words that are representative of the foods they eat at home. Have them ask their parents for help, if needed.
5.As you are adding the word be sure to discuss it (sounds and letters found in the word, etc.)
6.Have students clap and chant the spelling of the word.
All students should be able to participate in this activity. All they must do is find food words. Then as a class, the correct place for the word will be found. Students who are not comfortable with drawing can cut out pictures or bring in pictures from home. Second language learners do not need to know the word in English but will learn it through this activity.