After several years in the classroom, I realized that my students needed instruction on HOW to be kind, respectful, and all the things I was asking them to be. I developed these units to support teachers in teaching and rewarding great character in the classroom! Building a classroom community is one of the most important things teachers can do and it greatly impacts our students academically! This unit on RESPECT
is part of a year-long curriculum for teaching students how to have great character! However, this unit could also be used as a stand-alone resource for teaching all about respect in the classroom. :)
In this packet, you will find 4 detailed lesson plans on respect, as well as additional printables and resources!
Lesson 1- What is Respect?
Your class will discuss respect at home, at school, and in the community and create an anchor chart to remember what you've discussed! Then students will create a flipbook for how to be respectful at home, school, and in the community.
Lesson 2-How Does Respect Look?
You and your class will work on an anchor chart showing how respect LOOKS (safe and calm hands, looking at the speaker, mouth is closed while others are talking, and taking care of our tools and materials). Then your class will play a fun Simon Says game where students will have fun "showing respectful eyes" or "show me disrespectful eyes."
Lesson 3-How Does Respect Sound?
Your students will play a fun memory game matching situations with how to express ourselves respectfully. This lesson focuses on disagreeing or expressing our opinions while still being respectful. Then your class will brainstorm all about manners and respectful ways of speaking. You'll create a chart all about respectful words together. Then your students will complete a writing page that has them fill in speech bubbles.
Lesson 4-How Will I Show Respect?
Your class will read a fabulous book about manners (or watch the video) and then do a corresponding directed drawing of a polite otter. Your students will also write about how they wish others would speak to them on a writing page and attach it to the drawing!
This Resource Also Includes
-an original poem about respect
-a parent letter to send home that explains how parents can support the unit
-I am Respectful writing page
-Is it Respectful? cut/paste sorting page
-Shows Respect/Doesn't Show Respect flipbook
-Really Respectful writing page where students will describe how to be respectful in various situations
I truly hope this unit makes it much easier for you to build character education into your day!
This unit is part of a BUNDLE that includes TEN units on character education. You can read more about each unit below!
Volume Two Units
You can read more about this unit on my blog.