Part of Unit: Equipment, Policy and Procedures
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
This activity reviews food preparation terms. This is a great opening activity for returning students (for a level 2 or "B" course) to use at the beginning of a term. Lesson includes a vocabulary activity, a drawing activity, and a quiz.
- 3 Class Periods
California Career and Technical Education Standards
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California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Student Objectives / Goals
Students will learn common food preparation terms and what they are.
Activities in this Lesson
- Word Unscramble - Hooks / Set
(Time: 1 50-minute period)
This activity can be used on the first day back to class (I use the first day of the second semester with my Foods B students) with kids who are already familiar with many food preparation terms. As students finish unscrambling list of words, they begin finding definitions in their text books (or whatever source you use for terms) while others finish up with opening activity. The unscramble is the first exposure to the list of words.
Once most students have unscrambled all that they can, we have a class discussion going down the list of words. Students raise their hands to say what the word is, then they define it if possible, or someone else can jump in. Teacher fills in gaps with necessary information.
Students are NOT to write the definitions as students define them, as the quiz is made from the definitions they find in their text, as I want them to be familiar with that specific wording. This is a quick overview of the terms, their second exposure to the terms.
(Teacher Note: I use the text book Foods for Today by Johnson & Wales. The terms that I use in the unscramble and quiz, and their definitions come straight from the text. I suggest you adapt the list to whatever text/resource you use in class to make this activity more relevant to your term list.
In the event that your text does not have what you are looking for, there is a great website that you can download food prep term list from, as well as have the students play games on it - called scatter. Web site is www.quizlet.com/subject/food-prep/ I don't have student computers or I would change over to these terms as the games would be a fun way for the students to learn.)
- Food Prep Terms.xls [ Download ] Word Unscramble Worksheet plus Key (2 tabs in Excel)
- Define Terms - Guided Practice
(Time: 30-45 minutes depending on how far students got defining words the day before)
Students use the list of words and search through text books to find the book definition and write next to the term - 3rd exposure to words. This list now becomes their study guide for the quiz the next day. Once students have found the definitions, we discuss each as a class, teacher expands on term if necessary - 4th exposure to words. These multiple exposures help the students to cement to information in their minds not only for the quiz, but for application as well.
(Teacher Note: I use this as a great example of how to study for quizzes and test, particularly vocabulary type test. I encourage the students to focus only on the part of the definition that makes it different from another similar term, ie. "dice" is 1/8-1/4" square piece, where "cube" is 1/2").
- Class Poster Review - Projects
Give each student one term and a small square piece of paper to draw the term on and label it. Once all terms are drawn, have them tape up on a poster that can be hung in the classroom for students to reference any concepts they are struggling with.
You could do a quiz prep with each picture, hold it up and have the students guess what the term is; or if you have the means, you could scan the pictures and project them up on an overhead screen for quiz review.
(After this activity, if you have multiple periods of the same class, you can hang them in different parts of the room as a reference. Just be sure not to leave up for the quiz!)
- Food Prep Terms Quiz - Assessment
(Time: 15-20 minutes)
This is a term/definition matching quiz using the same definitions from the book, that we then discussed.
(Teacher Note: This lesson could be stretched out by having the students demonstrate one of the terms in front of the class prior to the quiz; doing so would apply Standard HTR.B.B6.4)