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Biles Protects Her Mental Health

That's News to Me

Int
Teens & Adults
Grades 9–12

In this digital-only lesson featuring modified content from The Washington Post, students read about how Simone Biles, an American gymnast, withdrew from competition at the Tokyo Olympics in order to focus on her mental health. This lesson includes comprehension and discussion questions.

Focus

current events
authentic materials
reading

Vocabulary

withdraw
preserve
shed a spotlight
intense
empathy
defeat
unflattering
troll
slam
sobering
A spinning paper plane