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Health

Health
Answer Key

Teacher Note Vocabulary Ladders

For detailed instructions Word Definition


on how to implement the
components of this lesson, weak or fragile, usually for longer
ailing
see pages 15–19. periods of time
sick feeling bad or ill, usually temporary
recovering to heal or have improving health
Objective well not having sickness or disease
Students will analyze words healthy active and strong
related to health, from poor
to good. fit in great shape, very healthy

Ordering Words
Materials Check that students can explain why the words are ordered
the way they are.
• Vocabulary Ladders
template (page 142)
Sentence Clues
• Activity Cards
(page 131) 1. Swimming, running, and biking are activities that can keep
you (healthy/fit).
• Ordering Words
(page 132) 2. I got the flu last week, but now I’m starting to feel much
• Sentence Clues better, so I am (recovering).
(page 133)
3. Mario left school early because he didn’t feel (well).
• Sentence Stems
(page 134) 4. Matilda’s grandmother is (ailing). She has felt poorly for
a while.
• Write About It!
(page 135)
Sentence Stems
Check that student responses reflect the meaning of the
Additional Words underlined word in each sentence frame.

Introduce students to
additional words such as Write About It!
diseased, frail, and infi rm as Check that responses include the new vocabulary terms used
you work through the lesson. in the correct way.

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Health

Name: __________________________________________ Date: _________________

Activity Cards

Directions: Cut apart and match the words and definitions below.
Then, glue them onto the Vocabulary Ladders activity sheet in order, from
poor to good health.

in great shape, very


ailing healthy

weak or fragile, usually


fit for longer periods of time

not having sickness or


healthy disease

recovering active and strong

feeling bad or ill, usually


sick temporary

to heal or have improving


well health

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Name: __________________________________________ Date: _________________

Ordering Words
Directions: Write the words from the Word Bank in the order you choose,
from poor health to good health, on the ladder. Then, explain an important
difference between two of the words.

Word Bank
ailing fit healthy
recovering sick well

Comparing Words

Choose two words.

Word 1: _________________

Word 2: _________________

One difference between these


words is:

________________________

________________________

________________________

________________________

________________________

________________________

________________________

________________________

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Name: __________________________________________ Date: _________________

Sentence Clues
Directions: Choose the best word from the Word Bank to complete
each sentence.

Word Bank
ailing fit healthy
recovering sick well

1. Swimming, running, and biking are activities that can keep


you _______________________.

2. I got the flu last week, but now I’m starting to feel much
better, so I am _______________________.

3. Mario left school early because he


didn’t feel ______________________.

4. Matilda’s grandmother is
_______________________. She
has felt poorly for a while.

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Name: __________________________________________ Date: _________________

Sentence Stems
Directions: Complete each statement.

1. When I don’t feel well, I want to ____________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________ .

2. Two nice things to do for an ailing person are _________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________ .

3. A few things I do to stay fit are _____________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________ .

4. I think being sick is _______________________ because

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________ .

5. Something a person recovering at the hospital might like is

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________ .

6. Mom says that to stay healthy, we should _____________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________ .

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Name: ___________________________________________  Date: __________________

Write About It!


Directions: Read the prompt. Then, write a response. Underline the new
vocabulary you use in your response.

Word Bank
ailing fit healthy
recovering sick well

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

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