Literacy Lessons to Help Kids Get Fit & Healthy

In this inspiring, breakthrough book, nationally respected educator and fitness expert Michael F. Opitz together with veteran teacher Jennifer Davis Duerr share their secrets for combining literacy-rich, ready-to-use lessons with easy-to-implement fitness exercises. You'll discover how to weave fitness (physical, nutritional, social, and emotional) into your existing classroom literacy rountines--guided reading, read-aloud, independent reading, readers and writers workshops-for the invigorating workout today's students urgently need. Addresses childhood obesity and accompanying health issues.Links to more than 250 children's literature selections and 75 websites on fitness and well-being.Features meaningful group and independent activities to help children understand the importance of physical fitness and well-bring. Features meaningful group and independent activities to help children understand the importance of physical fitness and overall well-being. Shows students how to take responsibility for their own fitness and well-bring through a special "Taking Action" feature.