Growth Mindset Activities Reading Passages Mindfulness Back to School

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Welcome the back to school season with growth mindset activities that kids love! Your students will love reading and reflecting on the information in three different passages that will help them understand how the brain works, what a growth mindset is, and how to be mindful.

Go beyond the worksheet with these engaging close reading materials to help your 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students understand the difference between growth and fixed mindset while learning strategies that they can put into action this school year!

Save 20% by purchasing this set in the Growth Mindset Bundle.

Close reading anchor charts are also included to help your students understand the text more deeply. Perfect for the whole group, small group, and centers or stations.

This set includes both a print and digital version to use with Google Classroom™.


Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

✓Close Reading Anchor Charts in two sizes

✓Close Reading Graphic Organizer

✓3 articles with reader response text-dependent questions for:

  • How Does the Brain Work?
  • Growth Mindset
  • Let's Be Mindful

✓Label and explain the parts of the brain

✓Cause and Effect Activity

✓Mindfulness Checklist

✓Answer Keys

Bonus Activities Include:

-Positive Affirmations Activity

-Visualizing a Fixed vs Growth Mindset

-Developing a Growth Mindset Flow Chart

-Main Idea activity
-Compare and Contrast Activity

-Vocabulary Check

-Agree or Disagree?

-Going Beyond the Reading Critical Thinking Reflection

See the growth mindset alphabet posters.

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Recent feedback on this resource:

"Thank you so much for this resource, it was very easy to follow and organized! Using it at the beginning of the year helped to set the tone for the whole year. I truly appreciate it."

"We talk about growth mindset daily. My students enjoyed reading more about their brains. We also loved the online access."

"Extremely satisfied...This is a great way for students to develop growth mindset in class! I enjoy the passage and I loved how the seller provided a reference sheet for the students. This is great to use for small groups!"

Why teachers like YOU love these close reading packs:

  • Time-Saving: Just print and Go!
  • Close reading anchor charts are included
  • All articles are related and are of high interest
  • Perfect for paired nonfiction reading
  • Great to practice close reading
  • Includes interactive digital version
  • Easy to use for informal or formal reading assessment

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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