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Activity Overview

Often, students are asked to memorize a long list of vocabulary without contextualizing it. Although this approach is usually taken to expedite learning, students typically need to use and think about new terms in context to retain the new vocabulary. In this activity, students will create a spider map that uses common food vocabulary in sentences. Students can practice this new vocabulary in relation to appropriate verbs, time expressions, and other useful expressions.

Each cell should focus on a vocabulary word or two that the student has placed in the context of a sentence. Push students to vary their sentences and to use further description like time of day, frequency, or reasons why.

el desayuno breakfast
el almuerzo lunch
la cena dinner
el arroz rice
el pollo chicken
los huevos eggs
el sándwich sandwich
la sopa soup
el jugo juice
la leche milk
Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 9-12

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a spider map that practices using food vocabulary for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner foods.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the center, identify which type of food you are using (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  3. In each cell, create a scene that includes food. (tip: type "Food" into the search box).
  4. In the description, write a sentence that includes the food vocabulary. Highlight the words in a different color.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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