Yelp Reviews
Students standing in rows holding a sample of the Yelp review that they each created.Mrs. Reduto created a real-world platform for her students to create an opinion writing piece. Prior to engaging in this activity, students read several actual “Yelp” reviews and evaluated their worth and validity. Next, the students chose a restaurant they had previously eaten at, or a new restaurant their parents chose to take them to. They formed an opinion and rated their restaurant based on several factors. Cleanliness, location, food quality, wait staff, wait time and décor were all taken into account when writing their reviews. The students really enjoyed writing their Yelp reviews and their personalities shined through in each of their writing pieces.