Stretching Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Why is stretching important and what benefits can it offer? This lesson plan is based on an informative text lesson that explains and exemplifies stretching. An activity gets students out of their seats and engaged with stretching.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the benefits of stretching
  • list different types of stretches

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.6

Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7

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.

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