How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

Students will use comprehension and analytical reading skills while reading a newspaper article in order to increase understanding and retention of essential content knowledge.


Adapted from Reading a Textbook (6-12) Template by Ms. Natalie

By Ms. Currie
June 30, 2014
6th Grade Physical Education
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Writing Prompt

Scientist have been making some bold discoveries about the impact that exercise has on the brain and learning, and you want to let others know about it!

After reading and viewing a variety of sources, you will create a storyboard for a 2 minute public service announcement to people your age in which you examine the effects of exercise on the brain and the nervous system. You must include accurate and relevant information from at least 3 credible sources. Close your storyboard with a call to action.

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6th Grade Literacy Standards in Physical Education

This lesson teaches the following grade level appropriate state literacy standards. The cubes provide an abbreviation of the standard name and reference number. Click Add to My Lesson Plans to make a copy of the lesson. Making a copy will allow you to update any information including the literacy standards.

RI1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI2
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
W2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
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