Growth Mindset Activities | Biographies + Questions + Reflections + Planning

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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This collection of growth mindset activities for elementary students features ten important people who will inspire your students! Your students will love learning about this diverse group of people by reading, reflecting, and planning for their success with question stems, a reflection page, and a Make a Plan page!

This print and digital set of biographies are so easy to use in your elementary classroom! Each short biography includes three question prompts that will help students open a discussion of what a growth mindset is and how they can learn to have one!



WHAT’S INCLUDED in this Print and Digital Resource:

10 Biographies: This collection of people will inspire your students and help them see that everyone tries and fails before becoming the person everyone knows them to be. This set includes:

  • Athletes - Wilma Rudolph, Michaela DePrince, and Pele
  • Activists - Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, and Malala Yousafzai
  • Supreme Court Justice - Sonia Sotomayor
  • Comedian - Jim Carrey
  • First Female Doctor - Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Inventor Thomas Edison.

Reading Response Questions: Each biography includes reading response questions that will get your students talking about growth mindset and help them set goals for themselves!

EDITABLE Reading Response Question Pages: Differentiate the questions for each biography with this editable PowerPoint file.

Make a Plan: Students can plan how they will use a growth mindset to learn and grow

Reflection: Students have the opportunity to reflect on each person's life and how they can use it as inspiration.

Bookmarks: Students can choose one of the fun and colorful inspirational quotes bookmarks to remind them of their favorite biography!



✔ Promotes growth mindset and gives them real-life "famous" examples to emulate.
✔ Includes thought-provoking questions that are perfect for discussion.


✔ Gives you specific activities that your students can use at any time during the school year.

✔ Quick print and go activities that you don't have to plan or prep!

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