Dental Health Month
February is Dental Health Month. This passage was written with 4th graders in mind, but I feel it could be easily used as a teacher directed class reading with third graders or as a literacy center with fifth graders.
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This pack includes a short close reading passage to help students better understand what goes into proper dental care.
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---- I offer this SAME passage in two different formats with slight variations in the text. This particular passage is formatted for interactive notebooks. It is the exact same material and similar questions just formatted differently from the full page version.
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. You can then read the description to see which format works best for you.
**********This does refer to the AMERICAN Dental Association
in the passage.***********
The passage is a half sheet, so it will work perfectly to glue sideways into an interactive reading notebook. Once glued into the interactive notebook, students can write their thinking out to the side of the passage. Remember, this is a short close reading type passage that covers some important reminders about oral hygiene: purpose of Dental Health Month, steps to brushing teeth, visiting the dentist twice a year, replacing your toothbrush, and more.
In addition to the passage, there are three flippable activities (all printed on one sheet) for their notebook. One is on the definition of preventable, one focuses on losing teeth and the tooth fairy, and the other focuses on four comprehension questions related to the text.
In addition to doing this activity as a whole group reading lesson, you could also have students do it during a literacy center. Feel free to use it in your classroom however you would like.
Take a look at all of my close reading passages and activities by clicking HERE
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.