Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes is a favorite of teachers! Especially good for the beginning of the school year, this book teaches important lessons about friendship, bullying and empathy.
You will love how easy it is to incorporate this product into your school day! Complete with lesson plans, group activities and independent activities, this heartwarming lesson will be one you come back to each year.
Besides building empathy in your students, you will be teaching towards the following Common Core objectives:
RL.2.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL.2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
RL.2.3. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
These additional objectives will be met as well:
Students will explore the meaning of friendship
Students will examine the effect of name calling/bullying
Students will examine the importance and effect of kindness
By the end of the group Chrysanthemum activity, you will have created a visual reminder of the effects of bullying vs. the effects of kindness that can be hung in your classroom throughout the year!
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