Throughout my career as an educator, I've always believed in the power of developing students' character through literacy as a means to help them to positively respond and interact in the classroom. The results were favorable and helped to create a culture and climate in my room that yielded favorable behavioral outcomes. Our world is in need of strong leaders who value humanity and civil liberties that are often taken for granted.
This empathy pack is filled with literacy activities that will facilitate empathy through leveled informational articles, goal setting, vocabulary development, and comprehension activities. Also, students will engage in a service project that promotes empathy. The act of contributing to a real-life issue will develop compassion for others. When compassion and humility is a part of the daily classroom culture, student relationships are a little bit sweeter and learning thrives!