Building Background Knowledge: What IS the Omnivore’s Dilemma Anyway?

What's the best thing on the menu? Scholars come into the room, complete a gallery walk of menus to choose a food to pretend to order, and then discuss how they made the decision. Next they read The Omnivore’s Dilemma and relate their gallery walk activity to the gist of the text by answering text-dependent questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate science standards with types of consumers
Classroom Considerations
  • First lesson of 15 in the Grade 8 ELA Module 4, Unit 1 series
  • Requires completing a Specials Board for the Gallery Walk 
  • Each student needs 10 sticky notes 
Pros
  • Includes answers to text-dependent questions
  • Offers suggestions to help struggling readers
Cons
  • None
Common Core