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Growth Mindset Activities | Picture Book Literature Units w/ Digital Option

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    Description

    All the product files in this growth mindset literature unit bundle now include digital distance learning options in Google Slides™ (as well as printable PDF files). Please refer to the final 7 pages of each activity for links and instructions.

    These growth mindset picture books, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak, The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein, Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg, and The Dot by Peter Reynolds are perfect for teachers and students who are committed to understanding growth mindset concepts!

    Please take a look at the individual listings for each growth mindset picture book here:

    You can also find growth mindset literature units here:

    Descriptions for each product are as follows:

    The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes:

    Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein is a perfect picture book for teachers who want to provide fun instruction on the role of failure and/or making mistakes in growth mindset and fixed mindset perspectives.

    Conceptually, these ideas are perfect for any level, but this literature unit was created with 2nd-6th graders in mind (2nd graders may need extra support with some of the activities).

    You will find the following activities in this literature unit for The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes:

    • Discussion questions in 1/2 sheet task card form as well as list form (13 questions over 2 pages)
    • Discussion questions answer sheet
    • Compare and Contrast
    • Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset (using mistakes as a framework)
    • Too Much Pressure (students reflect on pressure they might feel)
    • What Can You Learn From Mistakes?
    • Got Mistakes? (brainstorming different types of mistakes students have made)
    • Perseverance (a look at famous people who have failed and/or made multiple mistakes along the way)
    • A Week of Purposeful Mistakes...
    • When You Feel Worried (steps for helping)
    • 5 full-color posters with quotes about mistakes
    • 5 corresponding black and white quotes posters

    PLEASE NOTE: Since the questions and activities are opinion and experience based, there are NO answer keys.

    Your Fantastic Elastic Brain:

    Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak is a perfect segue for teaching your students the power of growth mindset. Conceptually, these ideas are perfect for any level, but this literature unit was created for 3rd-6th graders in mind.

    I recommend starting the school year (or your growth mindset instruction) with material that teaches students about the brain. This provides students with a solid foundation for build subsequent growth mindset instruction.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a unit created for 1st-2nd grade as well and can be found here: YOUR FANTASTIC ELASTIC BRAIN (LOWER GRADE VERSION)

    Infused with reflections, challenges (including a STEM challenge for creating slingshots using rubber bands), and opportunities to identify and clarify growth mindset vs fixed mindset, your students are sure to learn and have a great deal of fun!

    Your Fantastic Elastic Brain activities included:

    • Brainstorming ways to use elastics
    • Comparing and contrasting using a Venn diagram
    • Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset
    • Prompts for student reflections
    • A rubber band challenge
    • Identifying parts of the brain and their purpose
    • Fantastic Elastic Brain bookmarks (in full color and black and white)
    • Slingshot STEM challenge
    • Growth Mindset Posters (5 posters in full color and in black and white)
    • Answer Keys where deemed appropriate

    Beautiful Oops:

    Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg is a perfect picture book for teachers who want to provide fun instruction on the role of making mistakes in growth mindset and fixed mindset perspectives.

    Conceptually, these ideas are perfect for any level, but this literature unit was created with 2nd-6th graders in mind (2nd graders may need extra support with some of the activities).

    You will find the following activities in this literature unit for Beautiful Oops:

    • Teacher Tips
    • Your Oops
    • A Glass Half Full
    • Growth Mindset: Beautiful Oops
    • What's the Use?
    • Self-compassion
    • Creations with Oops
    • Brainstorming with Figures
    • Sharing My Best Oops Moment
    • I Meant to do That!
    • Additional Activities

    PLEASE NOTE: Since the questions and activities are opinion and experience based, there are NO answer keys.

    The Dot:

    This literature unit for The Dot by Peter Reynolds now includes a digital distance learning option in Google Slides™. Please refer to the final 7 pages of the product file for the link and instructions.

    Are you looking for growth mindset activities or want to celebrate International Dot Day? The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is a perfect picture book for teachers who want to provide fun instruction on the role of taking risks in growth mindset and fixed mindset perspectives.

    This literature unit is the perfect companion for use with your students any time of year but it is particularly for International Dot Day!

    Conceptually, these ideas are perfect for any level, but this literature unit was created with 2nd-6th graders in mind.

    You will find the following activities in this literature unit for Beautiful Oops:

    • Teacher Tips
    • The Dot Discussion Task Cards
    • The Dot Questions List
    • Sample Answers (for the discussion questions)
    • Daring Dots (things you would do if you didn't have fear)
    • Make a Mark (create an image in a swirly frame)
    • Growth Mindset: The Dot (writing activity related to growth mindset)
    • What's the Dot? (draw an image around dots)
    • What Is It? (draw images and incorporate preprinted doodles)
    • What Can You Make? (draw a picture using at least 10 dots)
    • Three journal prompts (with optional back side)
    • Three quotes posters in full color and black-and-white
    • Additional Activities

    WAIT! This literature companion is part of a Growth Mindset Literature Unit (MONEY-SAVING) BUNDLE!:

    GROWTH MINDSET PICTURE BOOK BUNDLE

    NOTE: THIS FILE NOW INCLUDES A DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION!

    As of 8/3/20, this product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.

    Technology Requirements:

    • A Google Drive account
    • If sharing with students, a Drive account that is linked to student Google accounts
    • Can be shared/delivered on Google Classroom
    • Only need access to Google Drive--no outside links to worry about!

    These file can be used with iPads, chrome books, laptops, and desktops as long as your students have access to Google Drive or Classroom on a device. The digital portion of this product is on Google Slides™.

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    GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITIES:

    GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS POSTERS (with cursive)

    GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS POSTERS (NO cursive)

    GROWTH MINDSET PRIVACY FOLDER OFFICES

    GROWTH MINDSET FLIP BOOKS

    GROWTH MINDSET VOCABULARY CARDS FOR A WORD WALL OR BULLETIN BOARD

    GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITY BUNDLE:

    GROWTH MINDSET BUNDLE: AFFIRMATION POSTERS, FLIP BOOKS, AND PRIVACY FOLDER

    GROWTH MINDSET QUOTES BUNDLE:

    CHARACTER TRAITS QUOTES BUNDLE (with GROWTH MINDSET)

    Kirsten Tulsian has 18 years of experience in elementary education. She has been a homeroom teacher for first grade, third grade, and fourth grade, as well as ESL. She has also been a school counselor for grades PK-6, an ESL pullout teacher for K-6, and a Reading Recovery Teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from The University of Iowa and a Master’s of Education in school counseling from Sam Houston State University. She believes that students make the most progress when they are engaged in their hearts as well as their minds. Her resources offer relevant, rigorous, engaging content that nurtures the whole child.

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