Colorado Reader Sept. 2019: Colorado Grows World-Class Produce - Page 9

olorado Reader Educator’s Guide - 2019-2020 School Year Colorado Grows World-Class Produce Colorado Academic Standard Focus 4th & 5th Grade Reading, Writing, and Communicating: • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes. (CCSS: RL.5.4) • Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (CCSS: RL.4.1) • By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. (CCSS: RI.4.10) 4th Grade Comprehensive Health and Physical Education: • Set a goal to improve food choices based on appropriate nutritional content, value, and calories (DOK 1-4) • Identify healthy food (including snacks) in appropriate portion sizes (DOK 1-2) 5th Grade Comprehensive Health and Physical Education: • Identify eating behaviors that contribute to maintaining good health (DOK 1-2) • Make a personal commitment to improve food choices (DOK 1-4) 4th Grade Social Studies: • Answer questions about Colorado regions using maps and other geographic tools (DOK 1-2) • Describe how the physical environment provides opportunities for and places constraints on human activities (DOK 1-2) • Explain how the productive resources - natural, human, and capital - of Colorado have influences the types of goods produces and services provided (DOK 1-2) Additional standards can be easily met by utilizing the complementary lesson plans from the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix, identified to the right. Answers Page 1 - Photo identification A. cantaloupe; B. spinach; C. potatoes (fingerling); D. chile peppers (green); E. beets; F. cabbage; G. onions (red and white); H. honeydew; I. peaches; J. plums; K. green beans; L. eggplant Page 3 - Where are Your Favorites Grown 1. Lettuce is grown near Fort Collins, Greeley, and Alamosa. 2. Potatoes are also grown near Greeley. 3. Onions are pictured three times on the map. 4. The produce grown near Grand Junction and Delta are peaches, wine grapes, sweet corn, and apples. 5. Peaches are grown near Grand Junction and Delta. 6. Melons (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon) grow near Rocky Ford. 7. This map shows 14 different types of fruits and vegetables grown in Colorado. 8. Answers will vary. S E E L G Page 7 - Short-Answer R A Questions P 1. A lot of E possible S responses, A including: H greens, beets, C broccoli, A cauliflower, D G V P N P O T A T O E S E V R A T D O N I O N S W S P L I Y S P U M P K I N S P M E E W Z P B R O C C O L I U U P R A E A A C S E A P P L E P P Y T I R D N Q G Q B E E T S E T E O A Z N U G V V Y A G H R O R C G W J A P R C T P G Y S M M H U Q U S L C H A R D B V A E E S G B H A V U Q I H L P T L R Q X R K N E S Y C X G G O O R O P J L T C X F O Y G Z E N I L E T T U C E U T Z N E S M E C A R R O T S M S L P E A R S cabbage, chard, cucumbers, tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, spinach, summer squash, sweet corn 2. False 3. July-September 4. All year 5. A lot of possible responses, including: apples, honeydew, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon 6. Answers will vary. Lesson Plans to go with this Reader The Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is an online, searchable, and standards-based database for K-12 teachers. The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutritional education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards. Below are a few lesson plans that could be used in conjunction with this Colorado Reader. Go to www. and click on Curriculum Matrix (on the Home Page or under the Educator’s Tab), search each title within the Curriculum Matrix to find these lesson plans. Grocery Store Problem Solving: Students will use basic mathematical skills to solve problems related to the cost of food while integrating geography and nutrition to enhance learning. Activities include analyzing grocery ads, assessing the nutrition and cost of meals, and exploring diets around the world. Let’s Go Shopping: Students will learn the differences between needs and wants, goods and services, and producers and consumers by participating in a grocery store simulation, exploring the source of grocery store items, and designing their own products to sell. Nutritional Value of Fresh Produce: In this lesson students will learn that fresh produce is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber, and that all fruits and vegetables do not contain the same quantities of each nutrient. Or search the word “Produce” to find additional lesson plans. Colorado Proud School Meal Day is September 18, 2019. Contact Wendy White at (303) 869-9174 for more information