Reading Guide

An organized dining room sets the right tone for any meal.

Before You Read

Preview Choose a Content or Academic Vocabulary word that is new to you. When you find it in the text, write down the definition.

Content Vocabulary j side work j table setting

• preset menu

• centerpiece

Read to Learn

Key Concepts

• Describe the side work that must be done before a service.

• Contrast the different types of glassware, dishware, and flatware.

• Illustrate how to properly set a table for different situations.

• Describe different types of centerpieces.

Main Idea

Maintaining the dining room environment means keeping stations stocked and setting tables appropriately. A well-set table includes napkins, settings, and centerpieces.

Graphic Organizer

As you read, use a main idea chart like the one below to list the four types of centerpieces. Write the centerpiece types in the first-level boxes, and details about each type in the second-level boxes.

• condiment

• nonperishable

• glassware

• heat treated

• tableware

• flatware

• serviette

Academic Vocabulary

• elements

• perpendicular t J Mathematics

NCTM Geometry

Analyze characteristics of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.

NCTM Geometry Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.

NCTE National Council of Teachers of English NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NSES National Science Education

Standards NCSS National Council for the Social Studies


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