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Keywords: Flip Video, Spanish, Elementary, Restaurant, Menu, Maps, Hispanic Countries
Subject(s): Video, Information Skills, Social Studies, Drama, Foreign Language
Grades 3 through 4
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Oakdale Christian School, Grand Rapids, MI
Planned By: Sara Seth
Original Author: Sara Seth, Grand Rapids
The following lesson plan covers an entire unit, with the cumulative assessment being a digital video project. Students practice their parts for the final play and gather props to represent their roles. A green screen is used to allow for authentic backgrounds while the videotaping is done right in the World Language classroom! Students take a trip to a Spanish-speaking country (via internet) to visit a restaurant. My Maps (in Google) are used to decide as a class which country we would like to visit to eat in a restaurant. Students research which types of food are eaten in that country and print a menu for a specific restaurant. The students create the skit based on a template given by the teacher and incorporate the researched maps and foods of the city they have chosen to visit. A Google Map is used to create a walk about town and a visit to the restaurant. The class video is embedded in the map of the visit to the restaurant. A sample of the class video can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECLWYHUGWt8

Third Grade
Essential Question
What happens when I go to a restaurant?
What types of foods are eaten in different Hispanic countries.
What are the similarities and differences in restaurant behavior between Hispanic
countries and the US?

Essential Understandings
The learner will understand that:
There are cultural differences in making a request at a restaurant that can be shared with peers ,
school community.
Hispanic countries use regional words to name the same things.
They have the ability to order food in a Spanish speaking restaurant.

Oral: Students act out a restaurant dialogue as a class and create a video
Written: Students write what they want to eat and drink at the restaurant.

Content Expectations/Benchmarks
The student will communicate these concepts at a novice low 2 level.

Exchanging Information
Choose mode of transportation
¿Cómo te gusta viajar? Me gusta viajar en _________.
El coche/el carro el autobús/el bus/la guagua
la bicicleta/la bici el tren la patineta
La ambulancia el barco el avión
Order in a restaurant and comment on food
La hamburguesa las papas fritas la coca-cola
El helado el taco el arroz
La leche el churro
Make polite requests for table setting items
El plato el vaso la servilleta
El cuchillo la cuchara el tenedor
Talk about physical condition
El estómago la cabeza la garganta
Recite parts of Gouin dialogue
Tengo hambre.
Vamos al restaurante.
Vamos en coche, bus...
Bienvenidos al restaurante. Aquí está el menú.
¿Qué quieres?
Ts, ts, ts.
¿Necesita algo?
Sí, necesito...
¡Qué rico!
¡Ay no! Estoy enfermo/a. Necesito la ambulancia. 911 ambulancia por favor.
Vamos al hospital.
¿Qué pasa?
Me duele el/la ....
¡Ay, pobrecito! Toma dos cucharas de medicina.
¡Gracias, doctor/a!

Las Ruedas del Coche
Plato, Vaso, Servilleta
Choosing rhymes: En un plato de ensalada

En El Restaurante de Mis Tíos
¡Come Los Guisantes Cuanto Antes!

Eat churros
Graph - ¿Cuál postre prefieres?, circle graph
Graph - ¿Cuál es tu color favorito de coche?, bar graph
Act out dialogue
Food Pyramid

Readers’ Theater
¿Qué pasa en la comunidad?

Escena #1: En la casa (2 estudiantes)
*Mamá, tengo hambre. Quiero comer.
@Vamos al restaurante.
*Sí, vamos por _______. (carro, guagua, avión, bici, patineta, barco, tren)

Escena #2: En el restaurante (3 estudiantes)
*Soy la mesera (el mesero).
Pongo la mesa.
Pongo plato, vaso, servilleta, cuchillo, cuchara y tenedor.
@%Gracias, mesera.

Escena #3: En el restaurante (3 estudiantes)
*Bienvenidos. Aquí está el menú. ¿Qué quieres?
@Quiero _________ y ___________ por favor.
%Quiero _________ y ___________ por favor.
*Gracias. Ahora lo traigo.
(quesadillas, tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, hamburguesa, papas fritas, ensalada, pastel, sopa, helado, espaguetis, bistec)

Escena #4: En el restaurante (3 estudiantes)
@Ts, Ts, Ts.
*¿Necesita algo?
@Sí, necesito ___________, por favor.
*Aquí está.
@Gracias. Mmmmm…qué rico.
%Ts, Ts, Ts.
*¿Necesita algo?
%Sí, necesito ___________, por favor.
*Aquí está.
%Gracias. Mmmmm…es delicioso.

Escena #5: En el restaurante (2 estudiantes)
%¡Ay, no! Estoy enfermo/a. Me duele el estómago.
@911. Ambulancia, por favor. Vamos al hospital.

Escena #6: En el hospital (2 estudiantes)
^¿Qué pasa, niño/a?
%Me duele el estómago.
^¡Pobrecito/a! Toma dos cucharas de medicina.
%¡Gracias, doctor(a)!
^De nada. ¡Qué te vaya bien!
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
-computer class: learn how to use green screen, sound effects, photos, etc. to create a video
-Social studies: maps and geography of Hispanic country
-students go to actual local Hispanic restaurants and record ordering food in Spanish!
-students break into groups, research whichever Spanish-speaking country they choose and video their own scenes.
-With the option of 10 Flip cameras, students would be given the opportunity to make more creative decisions of their own.
Materials: Flip Video, Camera Bags, Flash/USB Drives, Tripods, Batteries