Addictively tasty

Introductory information

Author Sofie JONCKHEERE, Arzu BASOGLU & Kristel PROVOST
E-mail sofie.jonckheere@foyer.be
Institute Regional Integration Centre Foyer & Cardijnschool Brussels, Belgium
Target group The materials are created for special needs schools for children with a light mental disability (12-16). However, most of the activities can also be used in mainstream education (10-14)
Subjectifs
  • Home economics
  • Geography
  • History
Aims
  1. Learn about ingredients e.g. chocolate and cooking
  2. Learn the map of Europe
  3. Learn about the colonial times
  4. Develop positive attitudes towards other languages
  5. Learn to interact with each other

Key competencies

Communication in language(s)
  • Interact in English (improve listening and speaking)
  • Improve reading and writing in English
  • Learn about similarities and differences between languages
  • Value the diversity of languages
  • Use different strategies to understand foreign languages
  • Comparing different writing systems
Learning to learn
  • Look for information and share it with others
  • Use the atlas
  • Resolve problems in a systematic and logic way
  • Plan and organise the tasks
  • Control own learning process
Digital competences
  • Positive attitude towards IT
  • Work independently on the computer
  • Use the computer to express own ideas in a creative way
Social And civic competences
  • Learn to work together in a diverse group
  • Respect and value other opinions
  • Learn to be critical and express own opinion
Timing of the overall activities 3 hours

Worksheets

1. A delicious ingredient

Notes for the teacher

This first task is an introduction. Students discover chocolate in different languages. The teacher provides worksheet 1 for every student.

Timing 15’
Grouping  
Focus on content Chocolate as a main ingredient for dessert
Focus on languages
  • Interact in English (improve listening and speaking)
  • Improve reading and writing in English
  • Learn about similarities and differences between languages
  • Value the diversity of languages
Worksheet 1
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

2. Europe

Notes for the teacher

The teacher provides worksheet 1 for every student. When there’s a map of Europe on the wall in the class, students can point to the countries they know. If not, they use an atlas instead.

Timing 25’
Resources map of Europe on the wall and/or an atlas
Grouping  
Focus on content /Contenu/ Contenido
  • Orientate oneself in space
  • Explore map of Europe and the languages spoken
  • Work with atlas
Focus on languages
  • Interact in English (improve listening and speaking)
  • Improve reading and writing in English
Worksheet 2
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

3. Word search

Notes for the teacher

For students with a light mental handicap it’s not so easy to concentrate for longer periods of times. Therefore it’s important to include some of the shorter and easier activities between the longer activities. This word search allows them to relax and work by themselves. The words they have to look for are the same as in worksheet 1. They are hidden in the frame horizontally, vertically and diagonally in all directions. The teacher provides worksheet 1 for every student.

Timing 15’
Grouping  
Focus on content Chocolate as a main ingredient for dessert
Focus on languages
  • Interact in English (improve listening and speaking)
  • Improve reading and writing in English
  • Learn about similarities and differences between languages
  •  
  • Value the diversity of languages
Worksheet 3
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

4. The origin of chocolate

Notes for the teacher

The students read the text out loud, every student a paragraph. The teacher doesn’t say in advance that it’s a multilingual text. It will be a surprise for the students to discover new words in languages they might not know and still understand the text. They can also discover new letters and sounds. The teacher provides worksheet 1 for every student. They fill out the questions in pairs.

  • Interact in English (improve listening and speaking)
  • Improve reading and writing in English
  • Learn about similarities and differences between languages
  • Value the diversity of languages
  • Use different strategies to understand foreign languages
  • Compare different writing systems
Timing 30’
Grouping  
Focus on content Learn about the colonial times
Focus on languages
Worksheet 4
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

5. Quartet game

Notes for the teacher

Game
There are 10 quartets so 40 cards all in all. Every quartet contains one ingredient in 4 different languages. The students can pronounce the word or just ask for the language e.g. Ask if you can have the “leche” or the “Spanish milk”.

Rules
The students play in groups of 3 to 5. Each group receives a complete set of cards (40 cards). One player shuffles the cards and divide them equally. Every player takes the cards in his hands and doesn’t show them to the others. The first player asks another player to give him a card he doesn’t have, belonging to a quartet he has at least one card of. He names the quartet and then the card he wants e.g. “Do you have milk, leche?” or “Do you have milk, the Spanish milk?” If the player has it, he has to give it and the first player can continue asking him or another player. If he doesn’t have it, the turn goes to the last player he asked a card from. If a player gets a set of 4 cards, he says “quartet” and lays the 4 cards on the table. The winner is the one with the most quartets.

  • Which languages resemble each other?
  • Which desserts can you make with these ingredients?
  • Do you know any other recipe you can make with these ingredients?
  • Do you notice any difference in writing systems?

As an additional task, they can prepare one of the desserts in the cooking class.

Timing 50’
Material required a full set of quartet cards for every group of students.
Grouping  
Focus on content
  • Learn about ingredients and cooking
  • Respect hygiene and safety when cooking
Focus on languages
  • Interact in English (improve listening and speaking)
  • Improve reading and writing in English
  • Learn about similarities and differences between languages
  •  
  • Value the diversity of languages
  • Use different strategies to understand foreign languages
  • Comparing different writing systems
Assessment
  • Which languages resemble each other?
  • Which desserts can you make with these ingredients?
  • Do you know any other recipe you can make with these ingredients?
  • Do you notice any difference in writing systems?
As an additional task, they can prepare one of the desserts in the cooking class.
Worksheet 5
 
Material for Teachers

6. Alphabet game

Notes for the teacher

For students with a light mental handicap it’s not so easy to concentrate for longer periods of times. Therefore it’s important to include some of the shorter and easier activities between longer activities. This alphabet exercise allows them to relax and work by themselves. They look for words that have something to do with this lesson. They write them first in English, then in their mother tongue and then in any other language they might know. Only in English do the words have to start with the letters from the alphabet. The teacher provides worksheet 1 for every student.

Timing 30’
Grouping  
Focus on content It can be a repetition of what they have learned during this lesson
Focus on languages
  • Interact in English (improve listening and speaking)
  • Improve reading and writing in English
  • Learn about similarities and differences between languages
  • Value the diversity of languages
  • Use different strategies to understand foreign languages
  • Compare different writing systems
Worksheet 6
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

7. Word cloud

Notes for the teacher

The students go to the computer class and make a word cloud on http://www.wordle.net/ with all the words they associate with chocolate. They can do this in different languages. They create a nice lay-out using different colours, print their work of art and hang it on the wall of the classroom.

Timing 15’
Material required computer, internet
Grouping  
Focus on content All the words they use are related to the cooking class
Focus on languages
  • Interact in English (improve listening and speaking)
  • Improve reading and writing in English
  • Learn about similarities and differences between languages
  • Value the diversity of languages
  • Use different strategies to understand foreign languages
  • Comparing different writing systems
Assessment
  • The students compare the languages of the class.
  • Are they similar?
  • Can they understand them?
     
References  
Quartet images Milk: http://www.schoolcateringdiemen.nl/Gezonde%20voeding/melk.jpg
Butter: http://www.inkopers-cafe.nl/upload/images/berichten/thumbs/Boter-detail.jpg
Chocolate: http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/strollerderby/Chocolate.png
Sugar: http://equilibriodinamico.es/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/sugar.jpg
Egg: http://unchealthcare.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/egg.jpg
Flour: http://www.mybabysweetz.com/shoppe/catalog/images/flour.jpg

 

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