Bread and Jam for Frances is a story about a fussy eater, her frustrated mother, and the pursuit of trying new foods. Students will decipher between fruits and vegetables and plan for balanced meals. This module is a culinary exploration that uses drama to uncover feelings about food while music and visual arts help them celebrate favorite feasts. Through varied text and games, students learn that there are consequences to not having a balanced diet and that attitudes and feelings about food can change over time.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration.
Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your
planning. We have added a sample of a Before Reading lesson entitled Food Flash Cards for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Healthy Helpings
- Seeing What We Eat
- Food Flash Cards
- How Am I Feeling?
- Bread and Jam for Frances
- I Will Never…
- Francis and Lola
- Jump Rope Rhyming
- Favorite Food Sculpture
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks
and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.
Fruit, Grains, Vegetables, Proteins, Dairy, Healthy, Attitude, Feelings
Note: This module is part of 1st Grade: Series 2. The four modules in Series 2 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.