Mayor Puts City on Diet to Lose a Million Pounds

Students read a story called Mayor Puts City on Diet to Lose a Million Pounds and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this current event Lose a Million Pounds lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, locating fattest to fittest U.S. cities on a map, creating a chart and recording participants daily weight loss, and using idioms tied to food.

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