In this lesson, the teacher will give instruction and student support in the process of writing an informational/explanatory piece of writing.
The teacher will give instruction in the entire writing process, to include drafting, revising and editing and final copy; and will allow for opportunities for the students to practice these skills.
The teacher will give instruction on germ prevention and how to prevent the spread of germs and will engage students in adequate discussion and practice for these concepts to be internalized. (Many of the referenced websites include activities that can be used for this purpose).
Read the book "A Germ's Journey", by M.D., Thom Rooke as a resource to guide planning for the writing of an informational/explanatory piece of writing.
The school nurse or other health care professional is also a good source of information and would make a great guest speaker.
The students will be asked to produce a piece of writing that explains why the prevention of the spread of germs is important as well as describe the procedures one can follow to help with this.
The students will be asked to participate in editing and revising tasks with assistance and will ultimately be producing a final piece of writing.