Literacy Lessons to Help Kids Get Fit & Healthy by Michael Opitz

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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 routines—guided reading, read-aloud, independent reading, readers and writers workshop —for the invigorating workout today’s students urgently need. For use with Grades 1–6.

About Michael Opitz

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Michael F. Opitz, a former elementary school teacher and reading specialist, is a professor of elementary education and reading at the University of Northern Colorado and the winner of its Outstanding Scholar Award in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. He works in classrooms in the U.S. and abroad planning, teaching, and evaluating demonstration lessons focused on different aspects of literacy in K–5 classrooms. He is the author of numerous books including Read Don’t Speed, Good-bye Round Robin, and Reaching Readers.Jennifer Davis-Duerr is a doctoral candidate at the University of Northern Colorado where she applies her experience as a former elementary literacy coach and special educator to her teaching of preservice elementary and secondary teachers. Her current research interests are in the affective domain of reading and teacher preparation.
Published August 1, 2010 by Scholastic Teaching Resources. 152 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction