What's for Dinner?
Kindergarten Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of special meals.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about feasts.
• Explore and apply the concept of feasts.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of special meals.
• Orally use words that describe feasts.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about feasts.
• Use key concept words [special, feasts].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about special meals:
• What makes a meal a feast.
• How we celebrate special days.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (food, a table)
• Ask children: What is your favorite special meal? (Answers will vary)
• Say: A feast is a special meal. What are some times we have feasts? (birthday, holidays)
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them that food is part of many celebrations. Always have the children describe the food in each celebration.
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 how they knew the food was ready to be placed on the table. After the second game, have them discuss the difference between winter and summer.
Close• Ask children: What is your favorite food to eat on a special day? Explain.
• Say: There are special days in both the winter and in the summer. Think about which days are in the winter and which days are in the summer.