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Fat Bear Week

That's News to Me

Low Int – Int
All ages
Grades 9–12

In this lesson featuring a reading modified from an article in The Washington Post, students read about a fun, educational internet competition involving brown bears in Alaska that are fattening up for the winter. This lesson includes comprehension and discussion questions as well as a research task and a prediction task. May the fattest bear win!

Focus

current events
authentic materials
reading

Vocabulary

survival
enthusiastic
tournament
participation
ecosystem
charity
pool
trophy
A spinning paper plane