Future Food Contest
Imagine you are a kid living in the future. Write a note to your mom, telling her what you would like on your birthday party menu. Use information from the infographic.
By the year 2050, there will likely be 2 billion more people on Earth—and scientists are cooking up new ways to feed everyone. Here’s what might be on your plate one day.
More About the Story
main idea and supporting details, reading for information, evaluating
The infographic offers information about five foods that might be popular in the future.
Information is presented through text and images.
The language is mainly conversational but includes a pun. The word print is set in quotation marks to indicate that it doesn't refer to regular (text) printing.
Some familiarity with the concepts of population growth and sustainability will be helpful.
1. Reading and Discussing
Project the infographic as students follow along in their magazines.
Prompt students to use the headline, subhead, and central image to identify the topic of the infographic.
Ask: Is the purpose of the infographic to
Have students look over the labels and images surrounding the central image. Ask:
Break students into groups to read each section of the infographic and discuss what they find interesting, surprising, or convincing.
Come back together as a class and ask volunteers to summarize the main idea and supporting details from the infographic.
Preview the writing prompt in the “Write to Win” box.
Download and distribute the guided-writing activity that goes along with the infographic.
Have students respond to the writing prompt. If you wish, send their responses to our infographic contest.
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