Students read a classic short story of generosity and gluttony, then research and discuss health issues from the story and their own lives. A cornucopia of science, literature, and writing ideas, ideal for middle school or advanced upper elementary.
February is Children's Dental Health month, but any time of year is appropriate for this unit, which includes a reading comprehension, and several science experiments perfectly designed to get children interested in the health of these "visible bones".
This unit is a great enhancement to a nutrition lesson, and also works well as a "stand alone". Based on the 2005 food pyramid guide, and featuring imaginative writing prompts, real-life nutrition analysis, graphing, and more.
"One of Junie B. Jones's top front teeth is loose! Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this development. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And what's all this tooth fairy business?"
This unit enhances the Barbara Park book with vocabulary and comprehension skills development.
Three reading comprehension selections (Your Immune System, Immune System Disease, Keeping Your Immune System Healthy) clearly and simply explain how the immune system works and how to keep it working. Each selection is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require brief written responses. (11 pages)
Three reading comprehensions (Your Digestive System, Diseases of the Digestive System, Take Care of Your Digestive System) clearly and simply explain how the Digestive system works and how to keep it working.
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