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									Lesson
Delicious Food Imagery

Date
Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Background
For the past two weeks, students have been applying key poetic terms to various poems.
The previous day, students applied some of those terms to limericks. Today, students
will incorporate three of those terms (imagery, simile, and metaphor) into food poems of
their own.

Objectives
1) To describe various food items using imagery, similes, and metaphors
2) To consume copious amounts of delicious food

Assessment
   1) Students’ verbal and written responses as we go over the thinker
   2) Students’ verbal and written responses as they are working on the activity
   3) Whether or not students hold up the correct food items during assessment

Materials
84 Delicious Food Imagery handouts
84 Food logs
88 Hershey’s kishes
88 Starbursts
88 Mints
88 Jolly Ranchers
44 Caramels
44 Smarties
42 Ziploc bags
2 rolls of aluminum foil

Schedule
   1) Thinker
   2) Explanation of Food Activity
   3) Food Activity!
   4) Review of Food Activity / Homework

Homework
Pick your favorite food. Write a poem like we did in class today using all five senses and
at least one simile or metaphor. Then decorate the poem in a colorful and creative way.
If your favorite food is pizza, you could write the poem in the shape of a pizza, for
example. If your favorite food is an orange, you can draw oranges all along the border of
your paper. Use your imagination!
Thinker
1) Guess the following food based on these clues. If you get it right, you get to eat it!
       Touch:                It feels wet and soft in my hands
       Smell:                Smells as fresh as a garden.                   (simile)
       Taste/Hearing:        Sweet and crunchy in my mouth.
       Sight:                The orange, stick-like figure
       Metaphor:             It is a vegetable of the gods.                 (metaphor)

2) Guess the following food based on these clues. If you get it right, you get to eat it!
       Touch:                It is rough like sandpaper                     (simile)
       Smell:                With a sugary sweet after-school smell
       Taste:                With a honey-cinnamon taste
       Hearing:              Listen for its crunchy, crispy munch
       Sight:                Brown with small holes

Procedure
   1) Anticipatory Set Check homework, pass out Ziploc bags, and pass out handouts
      as students are completing the thinker. (8 minutes)
   2) Guided Instruction Explain:
          a. Two weeks ago, we looked at some disgusting food imagery in “Sarah
              Cynthia Sylvia Stout.” Today, we will create our own, far more
              appetizing food imagery. In a few minutes, each table will receive six
              mystery food items inside a Ziploc bag. Each mystery food item will be
              wrapped in aluminum foil and you will have to identify and describe each
              in mouth-watering detail. I will explain how you are you going to do that
              as we go through the thinker.
          b. So, we will have a raise of hands for the first thinker question. How many
              people thought it was a slice of pizza? How many thought it was a potato?
              How many thought it was an orange? How many thought it a carrot?
          c. [Ask why they said carrot. Lead them to the fact that it has strong
              imagery, a clear simile, and a clear metaphor.] (2 minutes)
   3) Explain the main activity of the day:
          a. I will go through the second question as I go through how you are going to
              do the main activity of the day. First off, what was the second item?
              Everyone raise their hands who thought it was a grape? A chocolate chip
              cookie? A graham cracker? [Confirm that the answer is graham cracker].
          b. The youngest person in each three-person group will take one mystery
              piece of aluminum foil out of their Ziploc bag. He or she will then tell the
              other two people in the group to close their eyes. The youngest person
              will open the foil and hand each of the two people whose eyes are closed a
              mystery food sample. There will be six food samples total inside each
              piece of aluminum foil: three to be consumed before Mr. Verbesey calls
              time, three to be consumed after Mr. Verbesey calls time.
          c. The youngest person will then ask each of the two of them to describe
              what the food feels like when they touch it. They will write down
           person’s responses on their paper. So, if the mystery food was, like the
           second thinker question, a graham cracker, they would write down
           something like “It is rough like sandpaper” in the touch space on their
           paper. After those responses the group could check off the “touch” box.
           They could also check off the simile box because the graham cracker is
           being compared to sandpaper using the word “like.”
      d. Next, the youngest person will ask the two blind people to smell the food
           and describe that. He/she will write down their responses, check “smell”
           off the list. For the graham cracker, he/she could put “with a sugary sweet
           after-school smell.”
      e. Next, the youngest person will tell them to bite into the food. They will
           then ask them what it sounds like and tastes like when they bite into the
           food. He/she will write down their responses, check “taste” and “hearing”
           off the list. For the graham cracker, he/she could put “with a honey-
           cinnamon taste” and “listen for its crunchy, crispy munch.”
      f. Finally, the youngest person will tell the other people to open their eyes
           and describe what the mystery food is. Once the youngest person has
           written down both of their responses and checked that they have included
           at least one simile or one metaphor, they may eat their food sample, and
           move on to the next food.
      g. For the next food, the second youngest person will be the leader. The
           other two people will close their eyes and go through the same process.
      h. For the third food, the third youngest person will be the leader.
      i. Go through as many foods as you can before Mr. Verbesey calls time.
      j. When Mr. Verbesey calls time, open all remaining aluminum foil. The
           youngest person in each group will then read their best food description to
           the class. After they are done reading it, everyone else in the class will
           hold up the food item they think was just described. Once everyone holds
           the food up, the person will reveal what the food item was, everyone will
           eat the food they just held up, and we will move on to the next group.
      k. A few words of warning: once you are done with each piece of aluminum
           foil and/or food wrapper, place them inside the empty Ziploc bag on your
           desk. If I see wrappers or foil lying on the desk or on the floor, I will start
           taking away food. Also, remember to keep three of each item uneaten
           until Mr. Verbesey calls time and we go over the activity as a class.
      l. Any questions? [Answer any questions]. Ok, on your mark, get set, go.
           (7 minutes)
4) Independent Practice: Walk around, assessing and facilitating the activity.
   Check homework during this time as well. If it seems more beneficial to check
   homework the next day when students are working on a practice test, check it
   tomorrow instead. (25 minutes)
5) Call time. Explain that students should now be doing three things:
      a. Opening any remaining aluminum foil.
      b. Once it is opened, make sure ALL aluminum foil is in the Ziploc garbage
           bag.
      c. Make sure all wrappers are in the original, non-garbage bag.
     Give students a minute to do so (2 minutes)
6)   Assessment:
         Explain that each group (or as many of the groups that we get to) is now going
         to read one of their descriptions. Have each group read one of their
         descriptions. After each group finishes reading their description, the rest of
         the class will hold up the wrapper of the food sample that they think that it is.
         (10 minutes)
7)   Give students a minute to make sure all of their garbage is in the second Ziploc
     bag. (1 minute)
8)   Explain the homework: Pick your favorite food. Write a poem like we did in
     class today using all five senses and at least one simile or metaphor. Then
     decorate the poem in a colorful and creative way. If your favorite food is pizza,
     you could write the poem in the shape of a pizza, for example. If your favorite
     food is an orange, you can draw oranges all along the border of your paper. Use
     your imagination! (1 minute)
9)   Ask if there any questions and dismiss the class. (2 minutes)

								
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