Washington's Teeth:  Readings and Activities for Dental History Month

Use the activities in this packet for a themed reading lesson, or to celebrate Dental Health Month.

Activities include:

Ratón Perez, Collector of Teeth: In Spanish-Speaking countries, Ratón Perez is the equivalent of the Tooth Fairy. This informational text tells a little of his background and baby tooth customs in other countries.

Text Evidence: Ratón Perez: Students use colors to highlight the text evidence that answers questions about the Ratón Perez reading.

Tooth Idioms Context Clues: Students use context clues to find the meaning of English idioms involving teeth.

Tooth Idioms Task Cards: Eight Task Cards to be used in centers or posted around the room to assess student knowledge. Two types of answer keys are included. One page has a set of four individual answer keys for just the task cards. The other sheet has an individual answer key, along with additional activities for students to use with the idioms, including differentiating between figurative and literal meanings.

Washington’s Teeth: Informational Text about our first president and his often painful dentures.

Four Square Follow-Up: Activity sheet to be used as a follow-up to the informational text.

Root Word Interactive Notebook Page: Instructions and page with cut-outs for students to create a notebook page for the root word “DENT”

Math word problems: Combine reading AND math with these four story problems involving money earned when the Tooth Fairy visits.

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