Courage to be Unique - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL

Courage to be Unique - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Courage to be Unique - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Courage to be Unique - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Courage to be Unique - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Courage to be Unique - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Courage to be Unique - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Courage to be Unique - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Courage to be Unique - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
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Product Description
Readers With Character is a collection of Social & Emotional Learning / Character Education Lessons for the general education classroom teacher.
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HOW ARE THESE LESSONS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SEL/CHARACTER ED LESSONS?

⇨ Each weekly unit focuses on ONE Social/Emotional/Character 'goal' so your students have time to digest and understand the message.

⇨ Each weekly focus is based upon one mentor text that is read on Monday, giving students a frame of reference and schema about the focus of the week in a kid-friendly and relateable way.

⇨ Each daily lesson is designed to take only 15 minutes of class time, making it manageable for the busy classroom teacher.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE?

This resource is a ONE WEEK unit lasting 5 days/15 minutes per day.
[CLICK HERE for the 20 week bundle . CLICK HERE for the 40 week bundle.]

Focus of the Week: We have the courage to be unique.
Mentor Text of the Week: Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy

Book Overview:
This is a story about a girl named Lucy who shows how much courage she has to embrace her “weird-ness.”

The goal this week is to enhance your classroom community by celebrating all of your unique qualities. Some people call our differences weird, and being weird is an awesome thing. The message is that if nobody were different in your class, it would be pretty boring!

There are so many other important lessons to touch on with this book like treating others the way you want to be treated and kindness - feel free to touch on these, even though they aren’t the specific focus of the week!
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YOUR WEEK USING THIS UNIT WILL GO A LITTLE LIKE THIS...

Monday: Students will listen to the read aloud (you, if you own the book -OR- find a YouTube reading!). Question and discussion prompts included.

Tuesday: Students will engage with you in 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. Download the preview for a look at this week's activity!

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.

*Detailed lesson plans are provided for each day!

Bonus Materials Included:
★ Quote Poster & Bulletin Board Kit
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WHAT ARE OTHER TEACHERS SAYING ABOUT 'READERS WITH CHARACTER'?

"I don't know where to begin... This has been an invaluable resource for me as I rebuild classroom community mid year. I have purchased most of the books now because I want my kids to be able to have their hands on them regularly and not just while I have them checked out from the library the week we're covering it. My third graders are applying these character lessons and are taking them to heart. My only regret is not purchasing it sooner!" -Cassandra

"This has been so helpful in my class so far this year. My students enjoy the lessons built around the books and has been a great way to enhance our classroom climate. Thank you for such a wonderful product. I am looking forward to using the rest of the lessons as the year goes on!" -Siobahn

"I honestly can't say enough praise about this resource. It has changed the climate of my classroom!!!" -Sarah
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WHO IS THIS RESOURCE FOR?

Classroom teachers looking for a low prep, quick, and effective way to integrate social and emotional learning into their classroom routine.
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SAVE AT LEAST 20% WITH BUNDLES!
This resource is included in the following bundle(s):

Readers With Character: 40 Week Bundle
Readers With Character: 20 Week Intervention Bundle
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LOOKING FOR MORE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING / CHARACTER EDUCATION LESSONS?
Asking For Help
Choosing Kindness
Coping With Emotions
Courage to be Unique
Digital Citizenship
Disagreeing Respectfully
Following Directions
Food Allergy Awareness
Good Sportsmanship
Gratitude and Fairness
Growth Mindset
Hearing vs Listening
How to Apologize
Interrupting
Manners
Our Actions Effect Others
Patience
Personal Space
Positive Attitude
Respect
Sharing
Starting Conversations
Taking Responsibility
Tattling vs. Reporting
Voice Levels
We Have Special Talents
Whole Body Listening
Independent Problem Solving
Honesty
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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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