Each Kindness Book Activities

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  1. This collection of book companions features diverse texts you can use any time of year, in conjunction with Black History Month, or with your content area studies. These titles need and can be used any time of year. These are some of the best titles for children and highlight the achievements of ma
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Kindness in the Classroom is so important, and one of the best books to help teach this is Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. This bundle in both digital using Google Slides and PDF includes a book companion for introductions, a hands on kindness building lapbook project, a class book project, and an electronic digital lapbook. You can use it for community building with whole group, for writing extensions, for small group instruction, and even in work stations. 54 pages total.

Activity Set 1: Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson Use before, during, after activities to highlight the important themes in this book. Skills include vocabulary, inside/outside character traits, story impressions/inferences, theme vs. main idea, questioning, and text evidence. 10 pages including task cards and response page.

Activity Set 2: Acts of Kindness Lapbook ProjectHelp your students define kindness, think of ways kindness is shown around them, come up with ideas for Random Acts of Kindness, identify kindness in others, and plan for a peaceful future with this print and go lapbook.

Activity Set 3: Welcome to Our Classroom Book

Each child writes about what makes him/her special and unique and shares tips for new students to help them with school and classroom routines, unique things about the class, and such.

Activity Set 4: Digital unit using Google Slides TM

Everything in the first three sets has been put in color for use on your smartboard or one to one devices. Students can create on the computer and share all files with you electronically for a paperless experience.

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If you're looking for other Black History Month materials, you might check out these book companions:

Henry's Freedom Box

Wilma Unlimited

Salt in His Shoes

The Story of Ruby Bridges

Martin's Big Words

When Marian Sang

Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride

Amazing Grace

OR....you can get them all at a great savings with my Black History Month Book Companion Bundle

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Total Pages
54 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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