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Teacher Lesson Plans: Nutrition Dictionary

Dec 31, 2008
About this Lesson Plan
  • Subject: Language Arts/Health/Nutrition/ Computer skills
  • Duration: 20-30 minutes
  • Grades: 3-5
  • Ages: 6-13
  • Reading Levels: Intermediate
  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills: Basic computer & mouse skills, Hand-eye coordination

Nutrition Dictionary Lesson Plan

Topic/task Objective Domain and Level
Promote dictionary skills
Students will find the vocabulary word in 
the dictionary
Affective - Organization
Build nutrition 
Students will listen to the correct
pronunciation and view definition
Affective – Receiving
Reinforce health and
nutrition messages
Students will associate one nutrition/health
related fact from each vocabulary word.
Affective – Knowledge
Cognitive - Comprehension
Nutrition Dictionary:
This nutrition dictionary provides audio support to help the student enunciate the nutrition related words. When a word is selected, the word will automatically be pronounced, helping the student learn the correct pronunciation. For some of the more difficult words, syntax is also provided.
Select the letter at the top and the words beginning with that letter are shown to the left. For some letters, vertical scrolling will be required. An arrow at the top and bottom of the section will appear to guide the student when to scroll to see more words. Each nutrition word will provide facts, pertinent health information and associated foods.
Materials For This Lesson Plan:
Paper, pen or pencil and worksheet 
Print Nutrition Vocabulary Worksheet to use with this lesson.
Computer and Internet access, the latest Flash and Shockwave players installed, download free from Adobe
Teaching Tips:
Have the student review the Interactive Food Pyramid or My Plate.
  1. Hand out the Nutrition Vocabulary Worksheet
  2. Select five to ten words from nutrition vocabulary list below.
  3. Guide the students to Talking Nutrition Dictionary
  4. Instruct students to look up the word in the dictionary.
  5. Have the student write down at least one health fact they have learned about each of the vocabulary
Have the students select five words from the dictionary. Have them create their own nutrition pictionary by drawing or pasting images to describe one health meaning associated with each word. Once they have created their nutrition pictionaries, have them share them in class.

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Written on Dec 31, 2008Last updated on Aug 01, 2012




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