¿Cuál es el mejor lugar?¿Por qué?
- Download and copy graphic organizer for each students (in download)
- If you plan to do stations, print the Yelp reviews and station signs (in download)
Targeted phrases/words: restaurante, camión de comida, puesto de comida
Step 2: Question of the day
What’s the best option? Restaurants, food trucks or food stands? Why?
Step 3: Introduce YELP
See if anyone has ever heard about Yelp. Do they use this app? If so, see if they can explain it in the target language. If not, give a quick explanation about what it is.
Ejemplo: Yelp es un sitio de web con información sobre compañías y servicios de la communidad. Los clientes pueden escribir sus opiniones y reseñas.
Por ejemplo, si quieres comer tacos en la ciudad de México, pueder usar YELP para buscar TODAS las opciones. Después, puedes mirar más información sobre un lugar especifico (reseñas, fotos, etc).
Hoy en clase, vamos a investigar 5 lugares diferentes para encontrar la comida callejera auténtica. Vamos a leer las opiniones y las reseñas de cada lugar para decidir en la opción perfecta para comer.
Step 4: Explain Graphic Organizer
Give them each a copy of this to record what they think is important info about each place. Have them note some basic info (name, location, restaurant or food truck or food stand, etc.) and some positives and negatives about it (open late OR closed on Sunday OR very expensive OR vegan options).
Step 5: Research 5 places to eat!
You have two main options for how you want to run this lesson:
- Show it with the projector and let students fill their charts out at the same time (5-10 minutes for each place). After each place you can do a quick recap and let students share the pros/cons.
- Set up 5 stations. Print the restaurant info/reviews (from download) and let students work through this on their own (5-10 minutes for each place). You can sit down with different groups and see how they are doing, ask questions to get them thinking, and make sure they are on track.
Step 6: Go over the reviews
As a whole class, go through the reviews on the screen (one place at a time). Use the phrases “esta reseña” and “tus razones” so they can start learning those phrases. Ask them to identify any authentic foods/drinks that they see. Ask for some quick opinions or questions they may have.
Check for learning
Time for their opinions. Which place is the best option? Which is the worst? Why? You could have students write this and/or discuss with a partner or small group. You can switch it up by asking would you choose a different one for a… date? with different family members? with other friends? with classmates to study?