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Food Unit
Food Packages
Food Word Wall
Guess the Secret Food
What did you have for breakfast?
My Favorite Foods Book
Food Songs
Nursery Rhymes
Food Poems
What did you have for lunch?
At The Supermarket
Restaurant Menus
Honey Cookies
Pancake Measuring
Candy graphing
The Carrot Seed
The Food Pyramid
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
Strega Nona
Learning Log
References and Resources

This unit is based on the topic of food. While primarily focused on language arts, it is a multidisciplinary topic, drawing on concepts from math, science, social studies, music, and art. By starting with food, you can branch out to many areas, such as nutrition, the senses, digestion, comparison studies of animal food consumption, historical studies, growth of plants, farming, animal husbandry, and many others. Additionally, studying food naturally leads to discussions of cultural diversity which could lead to specific culture studies. The topic of food was chosen because of the authentic and meaningful nature of the topic. All children eat food and know many of the words for various foods. Many have been to supermarkets, restaurants, or have helped in cooking foods with their family. Children will be able to make personal connections based on background knowledge and experiences. The literacy activities are those that are found in social situations in the home and community and therefore have an inherent ability to demonstrate purpose and meaningfulness. The main learning objective of the activities is to engage students in shared reading experiences that will foster emergent literacy in contexts that are authentic and meaningful. Teacher will provide extensive modeling of skills using authentic literature in whole and small groups.I hope you find it useful.

Lillian Mikucki

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