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Ready-Set-Tech: Nutty About Peanut Butter

Marion Peluso, P.S. 101, Brooklyn, New York

Grade Level  3 - 5
Subject Health, English Language Arts
Background What better way to reinforce an important reading skill by using one of kids’ favorite lunchtime substances? In addition, students will also be learning about proper nutrition.
Objectives

Students will learn about peanut butter by identifying the difference between fact and opinion.

Materials Internet access, Nutty About Peanut Butter Worksheet.
Procedure
  1. Ask students to think of their favorite lunchtime sandwich and write some of their examples on the board.

  2. Tell students that they will be learning about a lunchtime favorite, peanut butter.

  3. Next try to e licit the definitions of fact and opinion from students. As a class, come up with several different examples. For instance: She has brown hair. (fact) She has beautiful hair. (opinion)

  4.  Distribute the Nutty About Peanut Butter worksheet.

  5. When students are done they will be going to Skippy Peanut Butter’s site to read about more facts and to play a game at their kids site http://peanutbutter.com. Another site to check out is http://peanutbutterlovers.com/index.html-which has information on how peanut butter is made, information about peanut butter allergies, and more.

  6. You can give your students a mini Reeses Peanut butter Cup for every correct answer or make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in class.

Evaluation Have students create their own fact and opinion worksheets from the information they learn at the two websites. It is helpful to give students some guidelines for instance- their worksheets must have at least 10 facts and opinions.

 

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