Read Across America! NFL Combine! Lessons!!!

8835a59d-42c3-48c1-9b2c-b8e695033ac2Next Wednesday, March 2nd, is Read Across America Day! This global motivational event now in its 19th year calls for students nationwide to pick up a book and read! You can find out more about Read Across America on their website, and also enjoy some NextLesson activities related to reading for both ELA and Math!

Book-MathBook Math
ELA, Math; Grade 5-6

Did you know that Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a $50 bet that he couldn’t write an entire book with fifty distinct words? In Book Math students will use math to present the book, and also create their own survey to celebrate Read Across America.


Celebrating Reading with a Reading Marathon!
ELA; Grades 3-5

In this activity, students will celebrate reading by participating in a Reading Marathon.Students will read all day long, but to mix it up, 10 different laps (activities) have been included. Teachers can pick and choose which laps to include, or can complete the entire marathon.

Also happening this weekend, the city of Indianapolis will play host to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. Hundreds of the best college football players will participate in a variety of tests that will measure their athletic and mental abilities, hoping to impress scouts for the upcoming NFL Draft. Check out some of NextLesson’s draft-themed lessons below.

Quarterback-RatingsQuarterback Ratings
ELA, Math; Grade 6

NFL teams are looking for their quarterback of the future, and it’s your job to find them the best candidate.  In this lesson students critique and analyze the careers of the best college quarterbacks including Jared Goff, Paxton Lynch and Connor Cook. Who should be chosen first?

This lesson is also available in beta interactive format.

Commit-to-be-FitCommit to Be Fit
ELA, Math; Grade 7

How did some of the NFL’s best players perform at the combine? Recent Super Bowl quarterback Cam Newton registered one of the fastest 40 yard dashes for his position, while Super Bowl MVP Von Miller executed a 37″ vertical leap. Help the players improve these marks as their strength and conditioning coach.

This lesson is also available in beta interactive format