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Teacher: Ms.

Sharifa Pratt
Lesson number: Lesson Title: Lesson #5 To Health With You
Grade/Subject: 4th Grade/ Healthy Eating Habits
Learning Segment Essential Question:
How can we categorize the types of foods we eat?
(If this is a literacy-based lesson, please complete this box)
Central focus: For students to create their very own Food Plate
Essential literacy strategy: Categorizing, comparing and contrasting
Requisite skills: To be able to read charts and analyze data
Reading and Writing connections: Students will interpret data (example of a food plate) and
recreate a food plate with the foods they currently enjoy
Content/Common Core Standard(s):

Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams,
time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information
contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Learning Objectives associated with the content standards:

Students will be able to identify ingredients in certain foods, categorize the foods and decide whether or not
that specific food is a healthy choice.
Academic Language Demands

Academic Language Supports

Vocabulary: Food plate, ingredients

Vocabulary: Amount, portion

Language function: Tier 2

Language function: Tier 2

Discourse or Syntax: Syntax

Discourse or Syntax: Syntax

Student Friendly Daily Learning Targets

Students will determine the different food groups
Students will categorize foods into a healthy or unhealthy column

Monitoring Student Learning: Formal and Informal Assessments prior to, during & after
learning segment
Students will be asked if they know what ingredients are in their favorite foods Informal
Students will categorize certain foods into the food groups they believe it belongs - Formal

Description of formal/ informal assessments:

What is being assessed: Knowledge of national food plate
Assessment accommodations: Actual food plate with proteins, grains, dairy, vegetables and
fruits will be handed out to show what needs to be included in a healthy meal
Type of feedback that will be given to students: After students design their own food plate,
teacher will determine whether or not the meal is a healthy one
What students will do with the feedback: Students will improve meal by adding or taking
something out in order to make the healthiest choice
Instructional Resources and Materials: YouTube videos on healthy eating habits, My Food Plate
Connection to prior academic learning and prerequisite skills:
Analyzing data based off of information given
Connections to cultural/personal/community assets: We will do cultural food plates as well in
order to compare and contrast to the food plates in the U.S.
Motivation/Hook/Anticipatory Set: ( 10 min)
1st YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J1hmmy1OB4
2nd YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1sh_XGKJ-Q


Teacher Action

Student Action

3 min

Show first YouTube video

Students will learn about the Food Plate

5 min

Show second YouTube video

Students will learn how fruits and vegetables are

the healthier choice


Give students a list of foods so they can

compare and contrast with their partners

Students turn and talk with a partner to decide

which foods are healthier

Give students the My Food Plate


Students will categorize the food into the specific

group into which they belong


Closure (5-7 min)

Students will discuss what they have learned through this lesson
Students will turn and talk with a partner on how they can continue to maintain healthy eating

How students will reflect on their own learning

Students will write in their journals about how they can include family on this healthy eating
and healthy habits journey
Accommodations/Modifications to requirements in IEPs and 504 plans
Students with IEPs and 504 plans will be in a group that requires extra time spent on food
groups. Teacher or assistant teacher will provide the extra help, specifying the importance of
food groups and how it helps in making decisions for healthier choices of food.
A food plate worksheet will be given out to students so they can get a better understanding of
what to include in their own personal food plates. Each type food on the food plate will be
explained why it is in that specific category
Technology Integration to Support Learning
YouTube videos for auditory learners