Kindergarten Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of menus and traditional meals.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about menus.
• Explore and apply the concept of traditions.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of traditions.
• Orally use words that describe menus and traditional meals.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about traditions.
• Use key concept words [tradition, menu].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about traditional meals:
• What a menu is.
• What types of items are found on a menu.
• What a tradition is.
• What a traditional Thanksgiving meal has on its menu.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (a restaurant).
• Ask children: In what types of places do you like eat? (answers will vary).
• Say: Today we are going to learn about menus. We will also learn about traditions. Menus have a list of food items. Traditions are customs that are passed down. What traditions does your family have? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them that there are many different types of menues. Always have the children describe what they would order from the menu.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask children to talk about different foods they might have if they planned a meal. After the second game, have them discuss activities they enjoy participating in during each of the four seasons.
Close• Ask children: What is your favorite food to eat during the winter? What about the summer? Explain.
• Say: Menus are different for different seasons too! Think about other foods you only eat during the summer or winter.