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Reinforce health concepts with outside readings selected especially for students. Each reading is accompanied by a complete Lesson Plan with teaching strategies, discussion questions, and activities. The Lesson Plans are organized into three areas: Reading Skills, Cross Curriculum, and Media Literacy. The articles are intended to be taught along with specific health topics, as indicated, or can be used anytime to enhance the health classroom by focusing on studentsí reading skills, by introducing a variety of relevant curriculum areas, or to enhance critical thinking with important media literacy skills.

Health Topics Reading Skills
Lesson Plans
Cross Curriculum
Lesson Plans
Media Literacy
Lesson Plans

Health and Wellness

Using an Outline
"Body Decoration and the Risks"

Language Arts
"The Miracle Worker"

Recognizing Propaganda
"Rinselle Shampoo" Adv

Consumer Health


"Mastering Nutrition Facts"

Recognizing Propaganda
"Ab Grabber" Adv



"Soft Drink Consumption is Up"


Locating the Main Idea
"Be a Winner in Sports"

Using Word Parts to Infer Meaning
"Jump for Center"

Social Studies
"The Lure and Lore of Weight Lifting"

Recognizing Point of View
"What Exercise Can Do for You"

Identifying the Purpose
"Faces in Sports: Jackie Joyner Kersee"

Mental /Emotional Health

Recognizing Supporting Details
"Feeling Sleepy?"

Language Arts
"Staying Alive"


Healthy Relationships


Language Arts
"Amanda and the Wounded Birds"

"Skin Deep, and Other Teenage Reflections"

"Absolutely Normal Chaos"


Growth and Development


Language Arts
"The Magical Stone"


and Drugs

Steps in a Process
"Center for Drug Evaluation Research"

Identifying Authorís Purpose
"PSAs Effective in Reducing Marijuana Use"



Context Clues
"Reprogramming the Immune System"

Separating Fact from Opinion
"The HIV/AIDS Crisis"

Cause and Effect
"Asthma: Stopping Attacks Before they Start"


Grief and Loss


Language Arts
"My Friendís Got this problem, Mr. Candler"


Injury Prevention

Drawing Conclusions
"Taxpayers Pay Millions for Rescues"




Social Studies
"Earthkeeper Hero: Chico Mendez"


Violence Prevention


Persuasive Writing
"Violence in the Media"

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