A Visit to the Local Supermarket
Students will be able to identify common food items. Students will be able to navigate a local supermarket, finding various food items in the different food sections of the supermarket.
Several days of activities are included in this lesson plan.
Class text: unit on food and shopping
Visuals of supermarket aisles
Vocabulary Development list
4 COLUMN CHART
Handout for visit to local supermarket
Photographs of visit to the supermarket.
1. Begin with Vocabulary Development list. Introduce the 15 vocabulary items relevant to this unit. Use visuals to ensure student comprehension.
2. Introduce fruits. Show pictures of different types of fruits. Elicit preferences from the students. "My favorite fruit is _____________."
3. Introduce vegetables. Show pictures of different types of vegetables. Elicit preferences from the students. "My favorite vegetable is __________."
4. Introduce bakery. Show pictures of different bakery items. Elicit preferences from the students. "My favorite bakery item is __________."
5. Have the students interview each other. Have each student prepare a 4 COLUMN CHART. At the head of each column write one of the following 4 questions: What is your name? What is your favorite fruit? What is your favorite vegetable? What is your favorite bakery item? Students write down the responses of their fellow students on their 4 COLUMN CHART.
6. Ask about student preferences. "What is ______'s favorite fruit?" "What is ______'s favorite vegetable?" "What is ________'s favorite bakery item?"
7. Which fruits are most popular? Which vegetables are most popular? Which bakery items are most popular?
8. With a large visual of a supermarket, ask the students where the fruits and vegetables are located in a supermarket. Introduce the word "aisles" and the different sections of the supermarket - listed on the Vocabulary Development list.
9. The instructor brings in common items found in the different aisles of the supermarket. Elicit from the students on which aisle in the supermarket the items would be found.
10. The students bring in common items found in the supermarket. Elicit from the students on which aisle in the supermarket the items would be found.
11. Discuss the field trip to the supermarket. Distribute and review the Handout to be completed at the supermarket.
12. Help students organize carpools so those students without cars will have transportation on the day of the class visit. Review the route to be taken.
1. Use the Vocabulary Development list as an assessment instrument. Show an item to the students and have them write down the appropriate aisle in which the item would be found.
2. Use the Handout as an assessment instrument. After the visit to the supermarket, check student responses.