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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Food Facts and Stories

Video Summary
In this lesson, students make connections to science, health, and math during a nutrition discussion. They talk about the effects of a fast-food diet, using a variety of authentic materials including the Food Guide Pyramid and a fast-food restaurant menu. Later in the lesson, they use Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) to learn and practice new vocabulary.

Standards Addressed


Interpersonal, Interpretive




Making Connections

Key Terms
affective filter
authentic materials
performance level
Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS)

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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: John Pedini
Language: Spanish I
Grade: 8
School: Michael Driscoll School, Brookline, Massachusetts
Lesson Date: January 9
Class Size: 14
Schedule: 40 minutes daily

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