Health Professionals Lesson Plan
Objectives- Students will be able to:
- Identify and appropriately use the different names of various health professionals.
- Know the functions of different health professionals.
- Health Professionals Vocabulary
- Phonemic Awareness Activities (to aid with pronunciation of the Vocabulary List)
- Surgery/Specialist Picture Sheet
- Reading Passage- Section 1
- Cloze Activity (for D-Level, or if you have extra time)
In Preparation for this Lesson:
- Print copies of vocabulary and reading exercises.
- Review the oral and vocabulary materials and be prepared to discuss them with your student. Make sure that you know the specific definitions of each word, i.e. the difference between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist. The definitions can be found on the Vocabulary Lists, Level 1.
Activity (for M-level)
- First go over the Phonemic Awareness Activity. Sound out the different words with the student, and make sure that they can properly pronounce each word.
- Next, review the Health Professionals Vocabulary. This section will build upon the pronunciation activities just completed by assuring that the student has an understanding of the meaning of the word. Directions for Vocabulary List: Check word meanings orally with your student. Discuss meanings and give examples for any unknown words or concepts. Use graphics (Like the Surgery/Specialist Picture Sheet) to help clarify.
- Finally, read through Reading Passage- Section 1 to solidify and review the pronunciation and meanings of the vocabulary you have covered.
Activity (for E-level)
To make the lesson simpler for students with lower literacy, make the following adjustments:
- Start with the Phonemic Awareness Activity. After sounding out each word, review with the student the meaning of the word (most of the definitions can be found on the Vocabulary List).
- Take turns reading through Reading Passage- Section 1. Try reading the section slowly to your student, and when you reach a vocabulary word, pause and have them sound it out. Make sure that they pronounce it correctly, and review the meaning of the word if they need to.
Activity (for D-level)
- Follow the same outline as the M-level lesson, but if there are any words the student is unfamiliar with, have them look them up on the internet and read the definition for themselves.
- Thoroughly discuss the questions at the end of Reading Passage-Section 1.
- Finish the lesson by filling out the Cloze Activity with your student.
Answers to Reading Passage “Questions for Discussion:”
Can you relate to Bob’s experience? This should be personal to the student.
Why do you think people procrastinate or put off going to the doctor? Answers to this might be
fear, laziness, thinking it’s not important, etc.
Should Bob have gone to a different health care provider, such as the hospital, a specialist, or an
alternative medicine center? The answer here is no, because none of those places are appropriate for a check-up.
Do you think Bob was proactive when it comes to his health? Yes and no– he set up a check-up
on his own, which demonstrates proactivity. However he waited a long time to visit the doctor,
and that demonstrates procrastination.