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Reading about insurance


By analyzing a text about insurance, students learn ways they can protect themselves from risk and avoid high costs when something goes wrong.

Big idea

Insurance helps protect people from health and financial risks.

Essential questions

  • What are some common types of insurance people buy to protect themselves from risk?
  • How does insurance protect you from paying high costs if something goes wrong?


  • Identify some common types of insurance
  • Describe how insurance works

What students will do

  • Read and analyze a text about insurance to understand how insurance can help people manage risk.
  • Answer reading comprehension questions.
  • Discuss the reading to deepen their understanding of insurance.

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Teacher guide

Reading about insurance (guide)

Student materials

Reading about insurance (worksheet)

What is insurance? (handout)

Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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