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Inspire Healthful Reading Using Unconventional Texts
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||One 30-minute session|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access
- Interactive white board, dry-erase board, or chart paper
- Shelf-stable and refrigerated foods for display
- Magnifying glasses
- Inspire Healthful Reading Objective Checklist
- Spot the Block: Tween Tips
- Spot the Block for Snacks
- Food Facts: A Key to Choosing Healthful Foods
- Eating Healthier and Feeling Better Using the Nutrition Facts Label
- Visit and bookmark Kids Health: Figuring Out Food Labels and the Venn Diagram on your school or classroom computer(s).
- Download, read, and print, if desired, Spot the Block: Tween Tips, Spot the Block for Snacks, Food Facts: A Key to Choosing Healthful Foods, and Eating Healthier and Feeling Better Using the Nutrition Facts Label.
- Personalize and print the Inspire Healthful Reading Objective Checklist.
- Preselect foods for display in this lesson. Your selection should include a healthy sweet snack and a corresponding special treat. Some examples are strawberries and strawberry pie, an apple and apple pie, and a carrot and carrot cake.
- Visit Self Nutrition Data: Know What You Eat to select food labels for printing. Creating an account isn’t necessary; simply enter the name of your food in the upper right-hand corner search box that says “Enter food name,” and click “Search.” If you’re searching for a common food, such as an apple, you may need to select the exact description of that food from a list.
- Print the labels that correspond to the foods you have chosen for display, and attach the labels to the foods if none are already included on the packaging.
- Place a colorful variety of prepackaged, shelf-stable, and refrigerated foods on a table, and cover the arrangement with a tablecloth so you can surprise students with them at the onset of the lesson.
- Collect enough child-safe magnifying glasses for pairs of students to share. Place them in a basket or box on the table with the food items.
- Specifically prepare apple, apple pie, strawberry, strawberry pie, carrot, and carrot cake containers.
- Preselect pairs of students for independent practice during the lesson.