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Menu Magic!

by Susan H. Smith and Bethany Hickey

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Menu Magic!

Grades 5 – 9
Type Journal
Published May 2003
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



This arcticle helps eighth graders review the power of adjectives. Students eat up this project that promises to deliver the opportunity to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate while giving students the chance to work in cooperative groups. All in all, it's an appetizing way to get kids focused on descriptive writing.


Smith, Susan H. with Bethany Hickey. "Menu Magic!" Voices from the Middle 10.4 (May 2003): 13-15.


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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Cooking Up Descriptive Language: Designing Restaurant Menus

Students explore the menu genre by analyzing existing menus from local restaurants. They review adjectives and descriptive writing and then work in groups to create their own custom menus.