Schuylkill Haven Area School District

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Sounding Out Activities

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In Sounding Out activities, students take a regular word, such as sat, produce the letter-sound pattern "sssaaat," and blend to produce the word sat. This is a crucial development in learning to read, bringing together skills that students have spent many weeks working on and providing the first excitement of reading unaided. Being able to sound out regular words also provides students with a self-teaching capability: they can decode unaided words they do not yet recognize on sight.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Game, Lesson Plan, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Holt, Laurence, et. al.

Advanced Phonics Activities

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This page contains sequential and supplemental activities that help teachers teach students to read word families, compound words, contractions, double-letter words, silent-letter words, -ed words and 's words.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

What factors are needed in order to get a good night's sleep?

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This lesson plan is a PBL (problem based learning) project. The students first took a survey to grab their attention, which informed them of their sleeping habits. Then the students began researching the question, "what factors are needed in order to get a good night's sleep?". The students will read a Time for Kids article, as well as research other articles, to discover new information about the topic. Based on what they learned, they will create an informative Piktochart that will be presented in class, displayed at the school fair, and hung around the school. Their final projects will ultimately help other students to achieve better sleeping habits!

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Data Set, Interactive, Reading

Author: Hannah Ramsdell

An Introduction to Global Health - Diabetes and Maternal and Child Health - an Intergenerational Perspective (06:15)

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In recent decades, it has been recognized that maternal health and fetal development plays a critical role in developing diabetes and at the same time, diabetes is an important but often unrecognized contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality. This presentation talks about the links between diabetes and maternal, and child health. Furthermore, it is explored why an intergenerational perspective on diabetes prevention is needed.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: PhD Fellow Karoline Kragelund Nielsen

An Introduction to Global Health - Environmental Health Challenges (15:48)

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This session will expand the student´s knowledge about human health and quality of life in the context of global and local ecology. Examples will be provided on how environmental management and development influence human health. The session provide an overview of the disease burden attributable to the environment, and much of this burden is placed across different geographical regions of the world. Examples will be presented on the impacts of poor quality water, insufficient access to water, lack of appropriate sanitation and poor personal hygiene. Other examples of environmental health factors included relate to reduced forest cover, unsustainable agricultural production systems, climate change, and poor management of natural resources that significantly influence livelihood, food security and migration patterns.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Professor Flemming Konradsen