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Chew on This! Nonfiction Reading
My students need high-interest nonfiction reading to supplement their literature readings. Many want to read this book, and its benefits extend beyond the classroom.
What is in our food? Why is fast food so bad for us? Every year, we read nonfiction articles about fast food and health, and the kids want to know more. This book gives them that knowledge, in a book written just for young adults.
My students live in Stockton, CA, where they are more likely to see chalk outlines on the street than brand new books.
They live lives that would scare most adults, and yet still manage to come to school every day, to learn, and even to earn good grades.
Students will read the book in language arts class. It is my intention to engage the biology classes as well, as they can focus more on the scientific parts of the book. In addition, the book contains the history of fast food in America. Cross-curricular support of literacy is a foundation of the common core standards,and this book will help make that possible.
Because the book is about fast food consumption, its implications reach far beyond the classroom.
It grabs students' attention and draws them in to read the book while learning information that could potentially change their lives for a healthier future. In addition, given the number of kids who receive free and reduced priced lunch at our school, healthier eating habits are very important.
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