Companion Materials for Puberty: The Wonder Years

Companion Materials Are Available

Optional Lessons for Puberty: The Wonder Years Grade 6 Curriculum:

Want to extend the learning? These easy-to-use, optional lessons provide everything you need to teach, including scripted lesson plans with engaging student activities; full-color, animated PowerPoint slides; student worksheets; and answer keys. Read more about the Optional Lessons and how they enhance Puberty: The Wonder Years for grade 6.

  • Optional Lesson 6-A: Building Blocks of Life: Students learn how each new individual begins with a single cell that is formed when the sperm and egg unite. They explore the differences and similarities between body cells and reproductive cells. The roles of chromosomes, DNA, and genes in determining inherited traits is described and the students identify their own inherited traits. Cost: $9.99
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  • Optional Lesson 6-B: Dominant or Recessive? Identical or Fraternal? Students learn how dominant and recessive genes interact and demonstrate their understanding by using Punnett Squares to predict the eye color of the offspring of four couples. They learn about twins. The students consider the role of heredity versus environment and lifestyle and recognize that they can impact their health by making healthy lifestyle choices. Cost: $9.99
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  • Optional Lesson 6-C: Skill Development: Identify Trouble and Refusal: Students learn the steps for identifying trouble, then practice them using a typical situation. Next, students learn five effective strategies to use when refusing pressure to engage in something that could lead to trouble. They practice refusing in a typical situation. This optional lesson can be implemented if students have not previously been taught the two skills applied in Grade 6, Lesson 7: identifying trouble and using refusal skills. Cost: $9.99
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  • Optional Lesson 6-D: Preventing Pregnancy and STIs: Following a brief review the definition of sexual intercourse and possible negative consequences of sex, students create equations to illustrate ways to reduce the possibility of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Sources of information are identified and students are assigned homework to examine websites to see if they are accurate and trustworthy. Cost: $9.99
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Student Assessment Surveys

Would you like to assess changes in student knowledge, attitude, and skills as a result of your Puberty: The Wonder Years instruction? Want to prove that you're making a difference? Need evaluation results for your teacher evaluation? Then, these easy-to-use pre- and post-surveys are for you! 

  • Grade 4 Surveys: Includes a Pre-Survey (9 items), Post-Survey (10 items), and Answer Key; Cost: $9.99
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  • Grade 5 Surveys: Includes a Pre-Survey (10 items), Post-Survey (11 items), and Answer Key; Cost: $9.99
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  • Grade 6 Surveys: Includes a Pre-Survey (12 items), Post-Survey (13 items), and Answer Key; Cost: $9.99
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Student Workbooks

Save time and money by ordering Student Workbooks. Each workbook includes all the Student Worksheets, Family Partnership Fliers, and Family Activity Sheets needed for student use with Puberty: The Wonder Years. The Student Workbooks are bound to hold student work together. Homework activities are on perforated pages so students are able to remove them when it's time to take them home. These workbooks are offered as a service; they are not required since these materials are included in the Online Teacher Resources that come with each purchase of the curriculum guide.

  • Grade 4 Student Workbook: Come packaged in a set of 30; Cost: $79.00, plus $3 Handling, plus shipping<
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  • Grade 5 Student Workbook: Come packaged in a set of 30; Cost: $79.00, plus $3 Handling, plus shipping
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  • Grade 6 Student Workbook: Come packaged in a set of 30; Cost: $79.00, plus $3 Handling, plus shipping
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