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Literacy is critical for children to be successful in a world where information is one of the most important resources. Health Literacy for school-age children is the degree to which students are able to access, understand, evaluate and communicate basic health information. Physical education is critical to a child’s health in a world where too much television and video time are contributing to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.

Research shows that children who are physically active are not only healthier, but perform better academically. Daily physical activity has positive effects on student performance and academic achievement in terms of memory, observation, problem-solving and decision making. As well, it significantly improves attitudes, discipline, behaviours and creativity.

For the younger age group, there is a natural link between physical activity and reading.

THAT’S THE LINK BETWEEN LITERACY AND ACTIVE LIVING!

This wiki serves to provide resources and support to teachers. Given teaching loads and student diversity, we can help each other. Many ideas will be shared for integrating active living, reading, writing and technology. Click on a link below to learn more and get teaching resources. These resources are all based on the book "Children on the Move".

Word Sorts
Alphabet Book Alphabet Ring
Text Reconstruction
Syllabification
Mystery Words
Cloze
Procedural Writing
Ebooks
Book List