These are free because I think character education is so very important! I hope you will share them with your colleagues.
Once you print, cut, and laminate these colorful character words you can use them in a variety of ways in your classroom. Here are some suggestions:
Start a "Word of the Week Program." Each week choose a different word to display on a special bulletin board. Have students complete the included worksheet (there are two versions for different grade levels) or have them write about the word in their journals. Use the word for class discussions and role playing activities. Encourage students try to demonstrate the trait as much as possible during the week.
Pick out a few that you particularly want to emphasize and display around the classroom.
Distribute words randomly as a writing prompt ("Write about a time when you demonstrated this trait").
Divide students into small groups or pairs and give each group a word to role play.
At a center, students can work alone or in pairs with 6-12 words, putting the words in order by importance.
For class discussion, randomly pick two words. Ask the students to vote on which is the more important trait. Discuss.
Choose three traits. Discuss what a person who embodies these three traits would be like. How would he/she behave? What kinds of things would he/she enjoy doing?
Pages have guidelines for easy cutting (just 2 passes with the paper cutter)
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