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Lesson plans and assessments contributed by Central Jersey World Languages Professional Development Institute 2000.
Le Bonhomme Sandwich (The Sandwich Man)

Title: Le Bonhomme Sandwich (The Sandwich Man)

Topic: Body parts

Level: Novice

Focus Age Group: 7 years and up

National Standards Goals:

Communication   Cultures   Connections   Comparisons   Communities

Communicative Mode:

Interpersonal   Interpreptive   Presentational

NJ Cumulative Progress Indicators:

  • 7.1.1  Respond to and initiate simple statements and commands such as greetings, introductions, and leave-taking
  • 7.1.7  Identify some common and distinct features, such as parts of speech and vocabulary, among languages
  • 7.2.1  Demonstrate an awareness of culture

Timeframe: One full class period of 45 minutes

Description of Task:

  • Our class is having a picnic today. Before we make our sandwich and eat what is on our plate, we'll create a little friend! Using all the ingredients provided, you have to pay attention to your teacher and follow all the directions carefully.
  • When done, you will assemble your sandwich according to the directions given to you by your teacher.
  • Wait for your teacher to tell you when to start eating your sandwich and the rest of the food on your plate!

Materials Needed:
Large, white paper plates and/or plastic place mats covered with a paper towel (provided by teacher or students), lettuce leaves, green olives, hard-boiled eggs, sliced tomatoes, round ham slices, sliced carrots, Gruyere cheese, butter (optional), red grapes, chocolate pieces, sliced apples, baguette bread, toothpicks. If fresh food is not available, picture cutouts could be used instead.

Teacher Notes:

  • Students should have learned all the foods used in this task. They should also have learned the body parts and played Jacques a dit(Simon says). Students should also be familiar with the prepositions sur (on), dans (in), a cote de (next to).
  • In the first step of the activity, students will follow the commands in French and place the ingredients given to them on the plate according to directions: prenez la salade (take the salad), faites les cheveux (make the hair), etc. When the body is completed on the plate, go to the next step: assembling the sandwich.
  • In order to make the sandwich, continue giving commands in French: (prenez les jambes) take the legs, put the tomato on the legs, etc. The teacher should be creative in giving directions so that the students don't anticipate the order.
  • At the end of the activity, the teacher walks around the room with a clipboard and evaluates students according to the scoring criteria below.
  • This activity is based on the illustration of "Le Bonhomme Sandwich" (page 61) in the French method for children Le Petit trampoline (Edition CLE International, Paris).

Scoring Criteria:
It is recommended that the entire process be videotaped allowing the teacher to view the tape and assess each student's performance.

3 Exceeds Expectations
  • Student identifies all ingredients and places them correctly on the plate
  • Student demonstrates knowledge of the body parts by assembling the sandwich correctly and eating the correct ingredients from the plate
2 Meets Expectations
  • Student identifies most ingredients (8-12) and places them on the plate almost correctly
  • Student demonstrates average knowledge of the body parts by assembling them in the approximate order on the sandwich
  • Student shows some hesitation when told what to eat from the plate
1 Does Not Meet Expectations
  • Student identifies fewer than five ingredients and acts confused
  • Student identifies fewer than five body parts when making the sandwich
  • Student does not pick the correct item when told what to eat from the plate

The above activity may be executed with fewer ingredients and adapted to lower levels.

Martha Toma
Princeton Charter School
75 Ewing Street
Princeton, NJ 08540


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