Character Education and Social Skills Curriculum | SEL Social Emotional Learning

Character Education and Social Skills Curriculum | SEL Social Emotional Learning
Character Education and Social Skills Curriculum | SEL Social Emotional Learning
Character Education and Social Skills Curriculum | SEL Social Emotional Learning
Character Education and Social Skills Curriculum | SEL Social Emotional Learning
Character Education and Social Skills Curriculum | SEL Social Emotional Learning
Character Education and Social Skills Curriculum | SEL Social Emotional Learning
Character Education and Social Skills Curriculum | SEL Social Emotional Learning
Character Education and Social Skills Curriculum | SEL Social Emotional Learning
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Readers With Character is an integrated social skills and character education / Social Emotional Learning SEL curriculum for the general education elementary classroom teacher. Each week uses a unique mentor text to help you generalize a specific character or social skill.
These lessons work best with students in first through fourth grade.

Included RIGHT NOW in the Growing Bundle...
Week 1: What if Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick
Focus:
We can respect each other and our classroom.
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Week 2: Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy
Focus:
I can have the courage to just be me!
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Week 3: Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne Jones
Focus:
We are whole body listeners.
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Week 4: Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal by Jeanie Franz Ransom
Focus:
We only report things that are a big deal.
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Week 5: Personal Space Camp by Julia Cook
Focus:
We can respect the personal space of others.
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Week 6: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Focus:
We can give genuine apologies.
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Week 7: Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein
Focus:
Understanding that our actions can impact other people.
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Week 8: Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter
Focus:
We understand why it is important to follow directions.
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Week 9: Bit It's Not My Fault! by Julia Cook
Focus:
We can take responsibility for our own actions.
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Week 10: The BugyBops: Friends for All Time by Amy Recob
Focus:
We know how to keep our friends safe. (food allergy awareness)
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Week 11: We're All Wonders by RJ Palacio
Focus:
We choose kindness.
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Week 12: My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook
Focus:
We can wait to talk until it is our turn.
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Week 13: The Way I Act by Steve Metzger
Focus:
Our actions show others who we are.
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Week 14: Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
Focus:
We can share with our friends.
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Week 15: You Get What You Get by Julie Glassman
Focus:
We are grateful for what we are given.
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Week 16: Even Superheroes Have Bad Days by Shelly Becker
Focus:
We can handle our bad days like superheroes (coping strategies).
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Week 17: The Worst Day of My Life Ever by Julia Cook
Focus:
I can not only hear, but I also listen carefully.
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Week 18: Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall
Focus:
We all have special talents.
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Week 19: The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Focus:
We are flexible thinkers.
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Week 20: I Just Want to Do It My Way by Julia Cook
Focus:
We can ask for help when we need it.
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Week 21: Say Please, Louise by Phil Roxbee Cox
Focus:
We have manners.
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Week 22: Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice by Julia Cook
Focus:
We know the best voice level for every situation.
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Week 23: Waiting Isn't Easy by Mo Willems
Focus:
We can be patient when waiting for something.
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Week 24: Baditude by Julia Cook
Focus:
We can have a positive attitude.
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Week 25: Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldland
Focus:
We can disagree politely.
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Week 26: The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
Focus:
We know how to start a conversation with someone else.
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Week 27: The Technology Tail by Julia Cook
Focus:
We are digital citizens.
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Week 28: Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey
Focus:
We have good sportsmanship.
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Week 29: The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill
Focus:
We can be independent problem solvers.
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Week 30: Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big by Berkely Breathed
Focus:
We tell the truth, even if it's hard to do.
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Week 31: Perfect Square by Michael Hall
Focus:
We aren't perfect, and that's okay!
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Week 32: Hattie and Hudson by Chris Van Dusen
Focus:
We are upstanders.
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Week 33: The Bad Seed by Jory John
Focus:
We are all capable of "goodness."
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Week 34: After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat
Focus:
We can get back up after we fall.
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Week 35: The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett
Focus:
We can take chances and risks, even when we are scared.
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Week 36: Nugget and Fang by Tammi Sauer
Focus:
We can have friends that are different than we are.
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Week 37: Being Frank by Donna W. Earnhardt
Focus:
We can serve the truth with more sugar.
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Week 38: Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Focus:
We have perseverance.
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COMING SOON
★ Week 39: We can overcome our fears.
★ Week 40: We are ALL special.

Readers With Character Mentor Text List

Why Do I Need This Resource?
More and more, teachers are experiencing challenges as they try to create a community of well managed, kind and respectful learners within their classroom. Without that community, it is so hard to effectively teach all of the academic skills that we are required to!

Character education is so important - children spend most of their waking hours at school, so it is our job to model good character, to teach them right from wrong and kind from unkind. What may come as “natural” to us does not always come natural to our students. They need to be explicitly taught norms of being a person with character.

"Yeah, right. 'Aint nobody got time for that!"- You.
What if I told you that you could effectively and meaningfully integrate character education into your routine using mentor texts, and cover 40 different aspects of good character and social skills throughout your school year... all in just 15 minutes per day? It's true!

So what would a typical week look like?
Monday: Tell students what the focus of the week will be. (ie: respect for each other and the classroom) Read the specified mentor text to your students, or show a video read-aloud of the book from the internet.

Tuesday: Hold a classroom meeting where you will remind students of the focus, and begin to generalize the story so it can apply to your focus. Students will draw and/or write their understanding of the focus of the week in their journals.

Wednesday: Students will view a video clip. Then, another community building classroom meeting will be held to talk about how the video clip relates to the focus of the week.

Thursday: Students will engage in an activity to reinforce the focus of the week. (ie: a skit to model the focus of the week, building an anchor chart together, or making a song etc..)

Friday: Students will draw and/or write about their new learning by completing prompts in their journal. Then, students will take their journals home and share the ‘Home Connection’ with their families.

The GROWING BUNDLE/PRESALE low down...
When this resource is complete, it will include an entire school year's worth of lesson plans (40 weeks) to create a classroom community of students with character and social skills.

The price will increase as lessons are added. If you purchase now, you will receive all future additions for free by going to your 'My Purchases' page and re-downloading the updates.

Each week will have it's own mentor text.

I encourage you to download the preview to get a better idea of what all is included in this bundle!


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A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey there! I'm Jennifer, an experienced first, third, and fourth grade general education classroom teacher, I also have experience as a special education teacher's assistant and interventionist. I earned my Bachelors' degree in Family & Child Studies, and my Masters' degree in Elementary Education.


I've been creating resources on Teachers Pay Teachers since 2012 to help teachers like you find your work-life balance - you are so much more than just an awesome teacher!


If you have any questions about this resource, or if you'd simply like to 'talk teacher' with me, send me an email at jennifer@cupcakesncurriculum.com! ♥
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