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Novice
Title Topic Print
A Trip to the Zoo animals printer-friendly version
Around the Mexican Town maps/ directions printer-friendly version
Can You Describe Me? wild animals printer-friendly version
Can You Find the Color? colors printer-friendly version
Diez amigos van al mercado
  (Ten Friends Go to the Market)
shopping printer-friendly version
¿Dónde está?
   (Where is it?)
locations printer-friendly version
Eyewitness personal description printer-friendly version
Finding a Job reading ads/ writing letters printer-friendly version
First Aid Squad basic questions printer-friendly version
Le Bonhomme Sandwich
  (The Sandwich Man)
body parts printer-friendly version
Let's Make Paella food printer-friendly version
My Home Town giving directions printer-friendly version
¿Qué vas a hacer?
  (What are you going to do?)
weekend plans printer-friendly version
 
Novice/Intermediate
Title Topic Print
Anuncios comerciales
  (Ads)
persuading others printer-friendly version
Having a Bad Day self expression/ persuading printer-friendly version
 
Intermediate
Title Topic Print
A Conversation in a Restaurant foods/ descriptions printer-friendly version
Aclarando malentendidos
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self expression printer-friendly version
Dangerous Weather vacations/ weather printer-friendly version
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Lesson plans and assessments contributed by Central Jersey World Languages Professional Development Institute 2000.
Let's Make Paella

Title: Let's make Paella

Topic: Food

Level: Novice

Focus Age Group: 6 and up

National Standards Goals:

Communication   Culture   Connections   Comparisons   Communities

Communicative Mode:

Interpersonal   Interpretive   Presentational

NJ Cumulative Progress Indicators:

  • 7.1.4  Describe people, places, things, and events using short phrases and simple sentences
  • 7.1.5  Provide and obtain information on familiar topics

Timeframe: One class period of 30 minutes

Description of Task:

  • Students will have a cut out page of ingredients including meats, vegetables, rice, and spices, for paella and a picture of a plate or bowl in which to combine the ingredients. A paper plate may also be used to place the items on.
  • Students will follow teacher directions to make paella. More items than necessary will be provided and the students must choose the correct items and put them on the plate.
  • Students will identify in writing the name and country of origin of paella in a complete sentence and indicate if they like or dislike this dish. Example: El plato es paella. (The dish is paella.) Es de España. (It is from Spain.) A mi me gusta. (I like it.) Es rica. (It's good.) Es deliciosa. (It's delicious.)

Materials Needed:

  • Cut out page of ingredients for paella
  • Paper plate or picture of a bowl or plate in which to combine the ingredients
  • Scissors and glue or tape

Teacher Notes:
Students should have been studying foods from different Spanish-speaking countries. The teacher could show a video about foods from Spain or show slides of different foods while explaining how they are made.

Scoring Criteria:

3 Exceeds expectations
  • Has all of the ingredients for paella on his/her plate
  • Writes the name and country of origin of the recipe in a complete sentence
  • Indicates in a complete sentence if she/he likes or dislikes the dish
2 Meets expectations
  • Has at least five of the ingredients for paella on his/her plate
  • Writes the name and country of origin of the recipe in a complete sentence
  • Indicates in a complete sentence if she/he likes or dislikes the dish
1 Does not meet expectations
  • Has less than five of the ingredients for paella on his/her plate
  • Does not write the name of the country of origin of the recipe in a complete sentence
  • Does not indicate if he/she likes or dislikes the dish in a complete sentence

Adaptations:
Students could listen to directions and actually make paella or other dishes as a group activity.

The teacher could give them a recipe to follow and make different dishes.

Rebekah Villano
Littlebrook Elementary School
39 Magnolia Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
609.924.7925

   

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