This is one lesson on character education. It teaches the trait of cooperation with over 10 different activities. Some of the activities can be used with the story book Swimmy which aims to tell a story about cooperation. Now you will have specific questions and activities related to that book as well as other activities related solely to the character trait itself. However, there are numerous other activities related to the character trait that you can do without the story book.
This is one of twenty lessons for sale. The primary focus of all the lessons are on character education. The twenty different lessons feature character education for citizenship, cooperation, honesty, kindness, perseverance, respect, responsibility, self control, and tolerance. Every single lesson contains activities and content applicable for students from kindergarten through high school. Furthermore, in addition to instructing character education, 100% of the twenty lessons include academic work in reading, language arts and social studies. Some of the lessons will also connect to math and science. These 20 different lessons also fit in perfectly with teaching for Common Core (CCSS) and/or for the PARCC test as they provide deeper meaning into the text as well as provide numerous writing opportunities and connections across all academic areas.
Every lesson begins by connecting its trait to a secondary trait. Next, the lesson suggests a story book to read that exemplifies the character trait. Each lesson asks specific questions correlating to the book that not only key in on the character trait but also include a variety of standardized benchmark questions for reading (compare/contrast, story elements, cause/effect, etc). Then every lesson includes extension questions that allow students to make personal connection to the character trait. Finally, there are many other activities for students in all grades covered in all academic areas.
The lessons are beneficial to a wide variety of people and groups. First, teachers are required to teach character education, but they do not receive any lessons to use. In addition, it is very difficult to find time to teach character education during a school day. These lessons provide teachers with already- created lessons with a plethora of activities ready to be implemented. Better yet, the character education lessons are infused into all academic areas. Second, these lessons are useful for anyone who has a child. Parents enjoy to read their children books with a message, but this book allows parents to really key in on the character education messages. Third, these lessons would be an incredible asset to any religious school.
Please check my other CHARACTER EDUCATION listings:
character ed citizenship
character ed cooperation
character ed honesty
character ed kindness
character ed respect
character ed self control
character ed tolerance
character ed perseverence
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Next. Here are fabulous lessons to teach WRITING
EXPOSITORY body paragraph>
EXPOSITORY opening paragraph
planning an EXPOSITORY essay
Finally, here is practice for essential skills to practice throughout the school year:
MAIN IDEA practice ALL YEAR
AUTHOR’S PURPOSE practice ALL YEAR
COMPARE and CONTRAST practice ALL YEAR
VERBS all year long
FACT and OPINION practice ALL YEAR