¡Buenas! Hoy tenemos tres tipos… ¿Qué quiere?
¡Aggggguaaas frescas! ¿Qué quiere probar?
Hola… ¿Cómo estás?¿Con queso, limón, y chile?
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- Bring in authentic food for students to sample OR organize students to bring in a variety of dishes to taste OR invite a food truck!
Easy options: Hispanic juices/sodas, Hispanic Gatorade flavors (limón pepino), different types of empanadas (cheese, meat, chicken), etc.
Consider inviting others to share the learning/experience (administration, office staff, etc.). Let them learn & use Spanish with your students!
- Print review exit slip below:
Today students will be able to use their language skills and knowledge of Hispanic street foods to order street food and give their opinion about it!
Step 2: Cómo pedir una comida
Show this formula for how to informally order food. Students can copy it down in notebooks.
You can also discuss alternatives to swap for QUIERO like “Dáme…” or “Para mi…”
Step 3: Practice Ordering
Show students the pictures (one by one) and let them use the formula to order from the options available.
Model it for them after they do it so they can see if they are correct.
Order and taste test REAL foods
Set up tasting stations (one station for each different food/drink) around the room with very small portions. Post a sign listing the names of the foods available. You could invite native speakers to host each of the stations for you so you can walk around and help students, or just let different students be in charge of the station. Then let students walk around and ORDER the foods the want to taste from each different station. Encourage them to ask questions about the foods and always use “please” and “thank you.”
* Take a few pictures of students interacting with each other/guest speakers and their reactions to tasting the foods.
Non-food option – find more pictures, use empty packages and/or plastic foods. Students can be responsible for setting up their own area with props.
Check for Learning: Write a review
Give students a copy of the Yelp review form and have them write out their thoughts about the foods they tried in class today.
PRO TIP: Share the experience
Display the best pictures of the new foods, the guests, and your students ordering and taste-testing and post a few of the reviews! You could share them on a bulletin board in the hall, a class website, or a parent newsletter. Everyone loves to see real experiences that happen in the language class!
I’m thinking I may skip steps #4 and #5, even though they sound like a lot of fun! I’m always weary of spending my money on bringing in food because I don’t make much (no full time) and it’s not like I will be able to use the foods I bought again next year! It sounds like the juices could possibly be purchased from the grocery store, but what about empanadas? I think those would be hard to find ready-made? My students already learned about ordering in the breakfast unit, so I’m thinking we could review the formula, practice with the pictures, and call it good?
Sure – make adjustments to fit your situation! You could even add “Bring in _______ juice” as a homework option before doing this lesson. Then they are contributing to the tasting station.
Awesome… but one observation: There are spelling mistakes!
Hi, Penny! We can fix that ASAP! What mistake do you see?
Here are a few more practice ordering slides that I pick together for anyone that is interested:
Thanks for sharing! Those are great!
UF! Fixed – thank you for pointing it out, Angela!
Question about the food review
Shouldn’t it be “¿Cómo estuvo?” instead of “¿Cómo fue?”
I’ve always taught that ‘estar’ is for your experience of something and ‘ser’ is for the way something normally is.
So for example, when ordering something you’d ask the server ¿Cómo es la sopa? to get a description of it, then when the server returns with the soup they’d ask you ¿Cómo está la sopa? to find out how it tastes (if it’s too spicy, too cold etc.)
Hi Dora! Your comment really got me thinking! I would use “¿Cómo estuvo la comida?” but if you search “¿Cómo estuvo tu experiencia?” on google, it pulls up a bunch of “¿Cómo fue tu experiencia?” references… and I’m not seeing estuvo used with experience.
I could definitely be wrong, so I’m going to check with a few native speakers.
In the meantime, I updated the download to give you 3 options for the review form (so you can avoid the fue/estuvo for now).
Thanks for helping us be sure it’s right!
Awesome! Gracias : )
Native here. We say ¿Cómo estuvo la comida?
I ran across this video and I thought it could be useful for this lesson: https://youtu.be/6CwX_8xM8eE