Digital Lesson Plan

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January 14, 2013, Issue
No Pain, No Gain: Healthy or Harmful?
Explore our featured skill using a Scope nonfiction
article, activity sheets, two videos, and more.

Featured Skill: Author’s Craft

Summary:
In this thought-provoking multimedia lesson, students will read an article that introduces a former cheerleader who suffered life-changing injuries and questions the wisdom of the “no pain, no gain” mentality. After completing an author’s craft activity, students will view and discuss two videos: one featuring the cheerleader in the article and the other about a concussed football player. They will respond to a writing prompt and, last, create public service posters about sports safety.

Main Objectives:
• to read a nonfiction article and analyze how the author develops and argument
• to synthesize information and form opinions, based on videos
• to participate in a class discussion
• to analyze key ideas and details to respond to a writing prompt and create a poster

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Materials:
• January 14, 2013, issue of Scope
• digital version of “Dazzle and Danger” to project
Scope activity sheet “Critical Thinking Questions”
Scope activity sheet “Analyzing the Author’s Argument”
• video “No Pain, No Gain: A Conversation With Gabby Taylor”
• video “Deadly Hits: The Story of Ex-Football Player Chris Coyne”
Scope activity sheet “Video Discussion Questions: Gabby Taylor”
Scope activity sheet “Video Discussion Questions: Chris Coyne”
Anti-smoking PSA to project
Sugary-drink PSA to project
contest entry form (optional)

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