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Wellness Wonders

Laurie Ayers
Beacon Learning Center (Bay District Schools)

Description

Students incorporate listening skills, expository writing, graphing skills, and surveys to learn about wellness strategies and health information. Students then use what they have learned to create individual action plans and record progress towards personal goals.

Questions

In what ways do the choices I make influence my personal health?

Duration

The planned duration of this activity is 14 days.

Associated Files

Unit Plan Overview     File Extension:  pdf

KWL Diagnostic Assessment     File Extension:  pdf

Language Arts Diagnostic Assessment     File Extension:  pdf

Math Diagnostic Assessment     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 1     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 2     File Extension:  pdf

Language Arts Summative     File Extension:  pdf

Math Summative Assessment     File Extension:  pdf

KWL Posttest Assessment     File Extension:  pdf

Unit Attachment     File Extension:  pdf

Lesson Plans

Health Hounds
This is the first health lesson for Day 2 of the unit Wellness Wonders. A problem scenario is read to students. Students are asked to become health experts to solve the problem. Unit Sunshine State Standards and vocabulary are introduced.

Listen and Learn
This lesson is for Day 2 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students participate in a listening game and brainstorm ways to communicate health information and ideas.

Please Explain
This language arts lesson is for Day 3 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students interact with various examples of expository writing identifying any irrelevant and/or repeated information.

Pyramid Power
This health lesson plan is for Day 3 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students brainstorm facets of well-being and investigate health behaviors related to nutrition.

Nutrition with a Smile
This lesson is for Day 4 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students will listen to a literature selection and then play a game about personal health behaviors related to nutrition.

Making Connections
This language arts lesson is for Day 4 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students learn how to connect ideas in expository writing with effective transitions.

Survey Savvy
This is a math lesson for Days 4 and 5 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students design appropriate questions for a survey, survey classmates, create a pictograph to represent the results, and explain the survey results.

Health Hunt
This lesson is for Days 5-7 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students listen to speakers to learn about personal health behaviors that influence individual well-being.

That's a Fact
This language arts lesson is for Day 5 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students use various media (newspapers, magazines, brochures, catalogs, etc.) to distinguish fact from opinion.

Food for Thought
This language arts lesson is for Day 6 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students play a fact and opinion game concerning foods.

Scores of Surveys
This lesson is for Days 6-8 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students create appropriate survey questions, administer a survey, create pictographs to display the survey results, and explain the results from the data.

Media Moves
This lesson is for Day 7 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students examine various media to identify ways the media influence thoughts and feelings about health behaviors.

Guest Performance

This lesson is for Day 8 of the unit Wellness Wonders. Students use pretend television performances to practice how the media influence thoughts and feelings about health behaviors and distinguishing fact from opinion.
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