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LiteracyNet: Articles on Healthcare

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.literacynet.org/vtd/articles.html

Website Example: http://www.literacynet.org/vtd/readthro.html

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Computer(s), Internet access

Activity Description

In this activity, students read about the causes of and remedies for a sore throat and answer comprehension questions.

Preparation

  1. Preview site/articles.
  2. If you decide to create your own questions, prepare them using a word processor and print them.

How-To

Students read the article and take the comprehension quiz. Use as a reading lesson.

  1. Preview the articles.
  2. Brainstorm topic for prior knowledge.
  3. Read as a class.
  4. Ask comprehension questions.
  5. Use the quizzes or create your own.
  6. Assign students to read another article and report out to class - work in pairs or small groups.

More Ways

  • If you want to create online interactive activities, you could use Hot Potatoes ¬†and upload the activity to a Web site you have created. Hot Potatoes is a free, downloadable software program with which you can create a variety of different question/quiz activities.
  • The site has articles and comprehension quizzes on a number of other health-related topics including getting a good night's rest, fetal alcohol syndrome, and HIV/AIDS.

Levels

  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (3.6) Understand basic health and medical information
  • (3.5) Understand basic principles of health maintenance
  • (3.4) Understand basic safety measures and health risks
  • (3.1) Understand how to access and use the health care system
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.