Children will identify ways to stay healthy and avoid spreading germs.
Health and Safety Focus:
key details, vocabulary, nonfiction text features, writing
Page 4 Skill:
read a chart
RI.2.1, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.10, L.2.1, SL.2.3
Provide students with some background on jobs and workers.
Build background knowledge (10 min.)
Watch our video “No More Germs.” After children have finished watching the video, discuss the following questions:
Preview vocabulary (3 min.)
Next, play the online vocabulary slideshow. This issue’s featured words are germs
Set a purpose for reading (5 min.)
Read together (20 min.)
Pass out the Read and Think printable. Use it to check comprehension as you read the issue together, pausing to ask the questions.
You can use our printable worksheets to focus on important science and ELA skills. Here’s how.
Exit Ticket: Show What You Learned (5 min.)
ELA Focus: Vocabulary (15 min.)
Editor’s Pick: Write About Germs (20 min.)
ELA Focus: Nonfiction Text Features (15 min.)
Here are two past issues you can use to extend your lesson on community workers: