Teaching character traits has never been so PINK! I created this terrific character unit to align with award winning author Maria Dismondy's story Pink Tiara Cookies for Three. Maria's message in this story is how bullying can be subtle but hurtful. This book tackles the concept of "Three's a Crowd" and how children have the tendency to exclude others.
I've created posters with the theme of friendship, self-esteem, individuality, and inclusion which are the primary themes within the story. You'll find information and links on bullying. I also created posters for character traits with featured lessons and reproducibles to align with the various traits. Students will work to develop adjectives describing the main characters. Also provided are graphic organizers to make generalizations through inferences to determine character development from the beginning to the end of the story. Don't forget to follow up your studies with a pink party, flyer included, to celebrate a bully free zone.
When you purchase the book through Maria's website, you will receive an autographed copy.
Please visit Maria's website at http://www.mariadismondy.com/ for more information.
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This works well with our character education program called "Character Counts". The only area not covered is 'citizenship' but obviously that isn't part of the story. I believe that the students will connect with the work positively.
April 16, 2012
I used the book and activities. It was a great lesson for the children. I loved the character posters!
April 15, 2012
Thank you for sharing. I just got the book. I will be using these activities next week.