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Inspire Healthful Reading Using Unconventional Texts

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Inspire Healthful Reading Using Unconventional Texts

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time One 30-minute session
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International Literacy Association



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Though the use of environmental print has historically been used in the prekindergarten, kindergarten, and grade 1 classrooms for prereading strategy development, it can also be used to encourage young students to be critical consumers of healthful eating choices. In this minilesson, students first learn to locate nutrition labels on various foods and then compare and contrast a healthy snack and a special treat.

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Spot the Block: Tween Tips: This outstanding collection of posters from the Food and Drug Administration was originally written with tweens in mind, but they can easily be adapted for younger children because they contain excellent health, science, and math content in a user-friendly fashion.

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Prior, J., & Gerard, M.R. (2004). Implementing an environmental print curriculum. In Environmental Print in the Classroom (pp. 25-74). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Using environmental print for instruction can be motivational for students who are early readers and can inspire reading confidence.

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