All students will have food memories, so this presentation will guide students through sensory description of a food memory. First, students must understand the definition of a food memory and why they are so powerful as well as how food description connects readers to the description; students will learn about sensory description (taste groups [sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami (savoriness)], smell, sound, sight, and texture). Then, practicing food description with a small snack will help students to understand the details necessary for a successful food description. Finally, students can write their own food descriptions through their own food memories.
ANTICIPATED MATERIALS OR TECHNICAL HELP REQUESTED: Here is a list of what students will need to participate during this presentation:
- Computer projection for access to PowerPoint presentation slides with instructions
- Writing materials (pen/pencil + paper OR computers)
- Small snacks: cookies, crackers (foods with texture and sharp taste), candy with more than one layer of flavor (candy bars or wrapped pieces that can be savored)