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Separate for Food Safety


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Tech Product/Equipment:
Computer and projector, Mobile devices for students, Speakers

Activity Description

Vocabulary for Separate Activity on Wakelet
Source: Vocabulary for Separate Activity on Wakelet (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])

This activity teaches students how to separate food for safety.


  1. Check the website to ensure it is not blocked at your site.
  2. Read through the lesson plan.
  3. Print and make copies of any handouts.

Teacher Tips

Review all the activities before using them with students. Also, all the Google Slides and Forms are view only. Make a copy of the form to make it your own.

More Ways

This lesson has nine different activities.

1. Vocabulary PDF-print out for your students

2) Vocabulary flash cards-you can create a pdf of this or you can teach students how to access the Wakelet and allow them to view it on their phones.

3) Spelling Activity: This is a whole class activity. However, if your students have Quizlet on their phones, they can do this activity at home.

4) Separate Slide deck. You can print this out and give it to students or you can do it as a whole class activity. It highlights some of the words in the reading/video.

5) Video Reading-I have made a slide deck of each frame of the video. Review this with the students before watching the video. You can print this out so they can follow along as the video is played.

6) Video-Have students watch the video 2 or 3 times.

7) Dictation: Key sentences from the video are played. Just click on the speaker button for students to listen and write. The key sentences are the same as in the video. Each sentence is played 3 times. After the sentence, the next slide has the answer. This way students can fix their mistakes.

8)Food Safety Separate is a Google form that is an evaluation of your student's learning. If you want to see your student's results, you will need to request a copy of the form from 

9) This is an extension activity on Google's site. After you click on the link, click on the Get Started button. Next, click on the picture of the refrigerator. (see figure). This will take you to the activity.

Students will be able to answer basic questions about food safety. 


Program Areas

  • ESL: English as a Second Language
  • ABE: Adult Basic Education


  • Beginning High
  • Low
  • Intermediate
  • Beginning Literacy
  • Beginning Low

Lesson Plan


Brainstorm a list of foods with the class. See what food words they know. Have them put the food in categories such as fruit, vegetables, meat, etc. Divide students into groups and use either phones or devices and help students visit the Wakelet.

Engagement Enhancement

Have the students look at the first activity labeled vocabulary. As a whole class, have them name the fruits on the picture. Ask them if the fruit is together or separate. Get them to understand the difference between separate and together.

Go through the vocabulary with the class. By having the students look at the picture and say the words. Put the students into small groups and have them practice saying the words together. Review the second activity flashcards with the students. The third activity is the spelling activity. Students will listen to the word and try to write it.


Go to the activity labeled "Separate" and review the slides with the students. There are notes on each slide for you to review. Do this as a whole class activity.


Have students get into groups and using their devices, have them review the slide deck again on their own. Encourage them to practice repeating the sentences aloud.


The next activity is labeled "Video Reading" Read through the slide deck with the students and have them repeat after you.

Engagement Enhancement

 Next, get them in pairs or small groups and have them read through the slides together.


Have students watch the video after completing the reading.Play the video 2 or 3 times for the students.

Engagement Enhancement

Have the students do a dication using the dication slides.

Engagement Enhancement Extension

Students should complete the google form. This form is made to go to Susan Gaer's account. If you want to see your student results, please ask her to send you a copy of the form so that you can edit it in your account. Email her at


Students should complete a reflection on what they learned in the class by writing a few sentences. Give them the sentence starter: Today I learned...and have them write a sentence or two. In addition, you can ask students how they separate their food at home. Where do you keep your vegetables? Where do you keep your meat? Where do you keep your seafood? Where do you keep your poultry?

In addition, there is an activity on Google that is really fun for the students to do. It is called "Food Fun" Click on the Get Started button and then on the refrigerator to get started.


  • Reading
    • Health
    • Learning to Learn
    • Vocabulary
  • Writing
    • Basic Sentences


  • Reading Foundational Skills
    • RF.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). (Phonological Awareness)
    • RF.3 - Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. (Phonics and Word Recognition)
    • RF.4 - Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. (Fluency)
  • Speaking and Listening
    • CCR Anchor 1 - Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
    • CCR Anchor 2 - Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
    • CCR Anchor 3 - Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
  • Language
    • CCR Anchor 1 - Demonstrate command of the conventions of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
    • CCR Anchor 2 - Demonstrate command of the conventions of English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


Listening, Reading, Speaking, , vocabulary, dictation


quizlet, wakelet, google, google forms, youtube, google slides

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.