This informational text resource is designed to support reading in the content area. The text, written by the National Institutes of Health, describes the many risk factors for heart disease. The text is broken into three areas: risk factors that can be controlled (like smoking, high blood pressure, and obesity), risk factors that cannot be controlled (like age and family history), and emerging risk factors.
Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: heart, heart disease, risk factors, heart attack, stroke, smoking, cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, stress, depression, text complexity, informational text
The text's grade band recommendation reflects the shifts inherent in the standards and is based on a text complexity analysis of a quantitative measure, qualitative rubric, and reader and task considerations.
Please see the attached resources for an original lesson plan that utilizes this informational text resource.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Sarah Gilbert, Jennifer Heflick, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida State University
Access Privileges: Public
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