Integrating Physical Activity and Literature

by SPARK


Integrating Physical Activity and Literature
The primary goal of structured physical activity time is to ensure that children engage in sufficient minutes of developmentally appropriate activity. Teachers have opportunities to enhance lessons through the integration of language arts by reading a book before a lesson, incorporating a book into a lesson, or reading a book immediately following a lesson as part of a cool-down. In an effort to keep physical activity at its highest integrate literature without giving up movement time.
Books should coordinate with lessons and can relate to one or more of the following themes:
• Colors
• Language Arts
• Mathematics
• Movement Skills and Knowledge
• Nutrition
• Personal Development
• Science
• Self Image
• SocialDevelopment
For a sample lesson plan that includes literature integration, Click Here.

The primary goal of structured physical activity time is to ensure that children engage in sufficient minutes of developmentally appropriate activity. Teachers have opportunities to enhance lessons through the integration of language arts by reading a book before a lesson, incorporating a book into a lesson, or reading a book immediately following a lesson as part of a cool-down. In an effort to keep physical activity at its highest integrate literature without giving up movement time.

Books should coordinate with lessons and can relate to one or more of the following themes:

• Colors

• Language Arts

• Mathematics

• Movement Skills and Knowledge

• Nutrition

• Personal Development

• Science

• Self Image

• Social Development

For a sample lesson plan that includes literature integration, Click Here.

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