Denise Penrod Denise Penrod

TP 8
Elementary level


In this lesson, students read a breakfast menu and practice reading for gist and for detail.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about breakfast foods in the context of a restaurant menu

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of breakfast foods found on the menu
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice on food they prefer in the context of breakfast foods


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask Ss to share what their favorite thing to eat for breakfast is. Have all the students share their response. Record their answers on Google Jamboard.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible.

Have students match the Target Language to the photos. Have students work on a google slide together in pairs in breakout rooms. Go over the answers together in class. Go over meaning, form and pronunciation. Use CCQs and FCQs here.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task.

Have students quickly read over the menu and answer the gist question Google form. Remind the students that they must quickly skim the text when reading to get the main point of the text. Go over answers together as a class.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading task.

Have the students read over the menu again, this time looking for specific information. Have them answer the questions on the Detailed Reading question form. Encourage the students to take more time reading and carefully look for information. Go over answers as a class.

Post-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

In breakout rooms, have groups of 3 and have students discuss the following three questions regarding this lessons topic: 1. Which breakfast would you order from the menu and why? 2. Would you rather try hash, sausage, or tenderloin and why? 3. What’s your favorite restaurant to eat breakfast at? Come back together as a group and share their answers. Provide DEC.

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