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Looking for activities to engage your learners AND promote physical activity? Look no further! "The Couch Potato" by Jory John & Pete Oswald helps readers understand that it's all about balancing activity and time on devices! This package can be used with grades 2-6 as the level of difficult for the writing pieces can vary and slides can be deleted.


About This Product:

  • Cross-curricular Language and Health Activities (Sequencing, Reading Comprehension, Making Connections, Healthy Living and Importance of Exercise responses)
  • Google Slides AND PDF version included!
  • Rubric included
  • Can be adapted to suit grades 2-6
  • Clip art from Clip Art 4 Teachers and Fonts from A Primary Kind of Life and KG Fonts on Teachers Pay Teachers


Ontario Expectations covered in this product:




1.3 identify a variety of reading comprehension strategies and use them appropriately before, during, and after reading to understand texts (e.g., activate prior knowledge through brainstorming and/or developing mind maps; ask questions to focus reading and clarify understanding; use visualization to clarify details about such things as homes and clothing of early settlers; use pictures to confirm understanding of printed text)


1.5 make inferences about texts using stated and implied ideas from the texts as evidence


1.6 extend understanding of texts by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge and experience, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them


1.8 express personal opinions about ideas presented in texts (e.g., identify traits they admire in the characters; comment on actions taken by characters)




1.3 gather information to support ideas for writing in a variety of ways and/or from a variety of sources (e.g., from discussions with family and friends; from teacher read-alouds, mentor texts, shared-, guided-, and independent-reading texts, and media texts) Classifying Ideas


1.4 sort ideas and information for their writing in a variety of ways (e.g., by using graphs, charts, webs, outlines, or lists)


1.5 identify and order main ideas and supporting details into units that could be used to develop a short, simple paragraph, using graphic organizers (e.g., a story grammar, a T-chart, a paragraph frame) and organizational patterns (e.g., comparison, chronological order)




Strand A: Social Emotional Learning Skills

A1. apply, to the best of their ability, a range of social-emotional learning skills as they acquire knowledge and skills in connection with the expectations in the Active Living, Movement Competence, and Healthy Living strands for this grade.


Strand B: Social Emotional Learning Skills

B2. demonstrate an understanding of the importance of being physically active, and apply physical fitness concepts and practices that contribute to healthy, active living;


Strand D: Healthy Living

D1. demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute to healthy development;


D2. demonstrate the ability to apply health knowledge and social-emotional learning skills to make reasoned decisions and take appropriate actions relating to their personal health and well-being;


D3. demonstrate the ability to make connections that relate to health and well-being – how their choices and behaviours affect both themselves and others, and how factors in the world around them affect their own and others’ health and well-being.


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What are the benefits of using Smarty Pants Studies’ educational resources?


All Smarty Pants Studies’ resources have been used in the classroom and crafted using Ontario curriculum expectations with increasing student engagement and understanding in mind. Smarty Pants Studies’ resources are little to no-prep and many are cross-curricular, print and/or digital, allow for student choice and foster creativity.


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The Couch Potato Book Study

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