By the end of this lesson, students will:
- Express their understanding of the article by writing annotations on the article
- Express in two to three sentences the risks that a pregnant woman and her unborn child are usually exposed to when the mother is either obese or overweight
- Be able to write down points on basic health education with the audience being their immediate community and loved ones
- Complete a written assignment with an introduction, two body paragraphs and a conclusion using the annotations
Before class, a KWL chart will be provided wherein students will write down what they already know, what they want to know, and what they have learned. They will also mention the eating practices they think are unhealthy to improve their understanding and vocabulary of the topic. These vocabularies will come in handy as they work on their assignment. As a follow-up, the students will also be asked to brainstorm on healthy options that would be recommended for pregnant women, that would be beneficial for both the mother and the unborn child.
To ensure that they grasp well the topic in discussion, the students will split into two groups. Each of these groups will read the first two paragraphs and write one or two annotations for each. Each group will then present their findings to the class, at which point they will discuss which one is better and why. The students will then work on the conclusion, with each writing down the ‘punch’ they feel best concludes the text.
The students will first write down 5 words which they consider as the main vocabularies relating to the article. As an assignment, they will write a draft of the summary of the article with an introduction, a two-body paragraph, and a conclusion. In writing these, they will make sure they use the 5 main vocabularies they identified to make sure they understand their applications and know how to use them effectively.