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Following Directions - Social Emotional Learning SEL

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Readers With Character is a collection of Social & Emotional Learning / Character Education Lessons for the general education classroom teacher.

Digital menu for distance learning included.

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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 understand the importance of following directions.

Mentor Text of the Week: Don't Push the Button by Bill Cotter

Book Overview:

This book, on the surface, is a simple and fun story for kids because they can really interact with the character.

Our hidden agenda as teachers is to generalize this story and help our students understand WHY we should be following directions.

Our students don’t realize that we give specific directions for very specific reasons (safety, time management, productivity, etc.).

This week, we will be making them aware that directions are given for a reason, that there are consequences (positive and negative) when you choose what to do after a direction, and what their thought process should be when they are given directions.

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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. Note: Read aloud book/read aloud video not included with purchase.

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!

DIGITAL MENU

One-page PDF that includes links to the following:

  • Link to video read-aloud of the book
  • Link to video of the week
  • Google Slides link to weekly journal
  • Google Slides link to Home Connection
  • Google slides link to classroom visuals
  • Google Slides link to student coloring page template

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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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Interested in seeing some research behind this curriculum?

Check out this blog post.

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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

Celebrating Imperfections

Sticking Up for Others

Finding Goodness

Getting Up After We Fall

Taking Risks

Celebrating Differences

Serving Truth Kindly

Perseverance

Overcoming Fears

We Are ALL Special

Being Prepared (ALICE Drill)

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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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