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Teacher Lesson Plan - Broccoli Brad

Aug 15, 2012
About this Lesson Plan
  • Subject: Health/Nutrition/Reading and Comprehension Skills
  • Duration: 30-60 minutes
  • Grades: PreK-2
  • Ages: 2-6
  • Reading Levels: Basic
  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills:

“Broccoli Brad”    

These worksheets are designed to go with the Broccoli Brad Goes Completely Mad nutrition storybook.

Adorable story about Broccoli Brad that gets very upset because the children will not eat him.  See what he does and how Chef Solus gets the kids eating fruits and vegetables again!  bilingual nutrition storybook, English and Spanish.  

Buy the book that goes with this lesson plan.  Free worksheets for this story available too!

Topic/Task Objective  Domain and Level 
Reinforce the importance
healthy foods.
Promote good nutritional
Students will listen to the
teacher read the book
“Broccoli Brad”.
Cognitive – Comprehension
Promote health/Nutrition/Reading
and Comprehension/Speaking skills.
Students will answer
questions the teacher has
asked them during the book
“Broccoli Brad”.
Students will speak about the
story in chronological order.

Cognitive – Comprehension 

Affective- Responding

Reinforce the recognition of
the food pyramid or my plate.
Students will classify the food
group based on what they
recognize throughout the
visual aide.

Cognitive – Comprehension

Affective- Organizing

1st and 2nd grade:
Promote mathematical skills 
Students will measure the
ingredients for the broccoli
Psychomotor – Coordination 


“Broccoli Brad”    
The students will discover the importance of eating fruits and vegetables every day. Chef Solus comes to rescue for all the fruits and vegetables of the land and stops “Broccoli Brad” from destroying all the fruits and vegetables by making delicious broccoli pancakes. The students will learn they will need to be kind and gentle with all their friends no matter how upset they are over a situation. 
Teaching Tips    
Review good eating habits. Review the food pyramid and why the pyramid is made up of the specific types of food groups. It would be nice to have a visual aide to show the students ( for 1st and 2nd grade give each student a copy of their own food pyramid). Use the “Food Pyramid Colorful Guide” from the Food Pyramid Printable section from the Nourish Interactive Website. Also, review the reasons it is important to eat fruits and vegetables every day. 
1. Give students time to brainstorm why fruits and vegetables are better than candy and soda. Write their thoughts on chart paper. The chart paper will allow them to see their responses and connect to the story.
For 1st and 2nd grade:
Ask them, why fruits and vegetables are better than candy and soda? Write their thoughts on chart paper “Fruits and Vegetables vs. Candy and Soda 
2. After you have shared, show the students what a broccoli looks like (have an actual floret of broccoli for them to touch). Pass it around and remind them to be very gentle.
For 1st and 2nd grade:
Ask the students, what type of foods they can make out of broccoli?
3. As you speak about being gentle with the broccoli, remind them to always be gentle with their friends. This will allow students to practice social skills as the book mentions social skills from “Broccoli Brad”.
4. Begin the story. Read slowly and make inferences with the students about what will happen next before going to the next page. Check for comprehension by asking the students simple questions about what they see on the pages you have read. 
For 1st and 2nd grade:
Before starting the book, make predictions by reading the title. Take a few responses.  
After you have read the story, “Broccoli Brad”, allow students to make reference to the book of what happened first, second, and last. This will allow the below basic readers to comprehend the whole story while it will give the basic/proficient readers a time to excel by answering your questions. The teacher will then draw a story board on chart paper. Divide the paper into 6 boxes. They will have to recreate the story in chronological order as a whole class. You may invite students up to draw a picture about the story on the whole class chart paper (please guide them). If you have parent volunteers break your preschoolers into 3 groups (depending on many parents) and have each group create a story board with the adult as the drawer. 
​​For 1st and 2nd grade:
Students will then draw a story board. Fold a plain white piece of paper in six squares. They will have to recreate the story in chronological order. You may want to partner your students, depending on their reading level. This may give students more confidence. 
After they are finished with their story board, allow them to share with a partner or another group. Allow them to speak about what they have drawn. Pick two or three students to share with the class. 
Extension​ (​For 1st and 2nd grade):
If you would like, get all the ingredients for the “broccoli potato pancakes” and have students pair up and follow the directions for the ingredients. You will need to do this with them and monitor very closely (especially the measurements). After they are finished, if you have an oven at your school cook them (for sanitary reasons, do not serve them). Instead, bring in pancakes for them the following morning. 



Written on Aug 15, 2012Last updated on Nov 02, 2012




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