LESSON TWO: Ready, Set
Students listen to the poem Table Manners by Gelett Burgess and discuss proper and improper table manners. After discussion, students practice setting a formal and informal table by giving oral multi-step directions.
LS2 Give clear and concise multi-step directions to complete a complex task.
§ Sources of literature
o Table Manners by Gelett Burgess: http://www.poetry-archive.com/b/table_manners.html
o Placemats or 11 x 14 pieces of construction paper
o Paper plates, paper cups, and plastic dinnerware may be used
o http://www.culinary-yours.com/proper_table.html ( proper table setting)
o Overhead projector
§ Handouts provided
o Formal place setting
o Informal place setting
§ Words to know
Students perform formal and informal table settings using a scenario. Teacher observation scoring guide provided.
What is the most important rule to remember at the table?
Who wrote the rules of etiquette?
Examples of proper etiquette:
Tone of voice
What are the basic utensils for each course of a meal?
Why use different utensils for a formal and informal meal?
Why bother to set the table in a special way?