Hop back to school with Howard B. Wigglebottom and friends! This unit is perfect for teaching whole body listening, following directions, sportsmanship, teamwork, learning to work in groups, doing what you love, and bullying. Throughout this unit students will focus on learning the importance of the central message in a story while applying what they learn to their daily lives. Each story includes a cute craft that can be displayed in the classroom, comprehension questions, central message activity, and many opportunities to make connections throughout the texts.
You will need the following books by Howard Binkow for this unit (I purchased all of mine from Sholastic in the Howard B. Wigglebottom pack!):
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship
Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies
Included in this bundle:
- Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen (lesson plans, central message anchor chart idea, good listening chant, making connections sheet, comprehension questions, craft) This story is perfect for teaching the importance of listening, following directions, and whole body listening.
- Howard B Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship (lesson plans, central message printable, comprehension questions, Rules of Working in Groups anchor chart, craft and writing) This story is perfect for teaching students how to work in groups. It also reinforces the importance of teamwork and being a good sport.
- Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart (lesson plans, comprehension questions, central message printable, craft and writing) This story is perfect for reminding students that they should continue to do what they love, even if they don’t always fit in!
- Howard B Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies (lesson plans, central message printable, comprehension questions, craft and writing.) This story teaches students about bullying and how to respond to bullies at school.
This unit is perfect for teaching and reinforcing school behavior. This unit was created to be used at the beginning of the school year, but could really be used anytime to learn the importance of the central message in a story.