The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Young Readers Edition

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As the saying goes, you are what you eat. A useful set of lesson plans encourage young readers to take a second look at their eating habits. Pre- and post-reading questions bring in reflective writing and discussion while extension activities promote further research on key topics in the text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge writers to use all of the key vocabulary words in a one-paragraph review of the book
  • Keep food journals while reading
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for use with grades six through eight
Pros

  • Brings in additional texts to encourage critical thinking and text-to-text connections
  • Lists page numbers that apply to specific tasks
Cons

  • Provides a generic Common Core alignment rather than providing the specific standards that align to each component of the lesson