Growth Mindset ELA Close Read: Mo Willems

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Grade Levels
5th - 7th
Formats Included
  • PDF
13 pages
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Teaching a growth mindset in our classrooms grows our students, yet it's not integrated into our curriculum. If we combine ELA standards and a growth mindset, Voila!, exponential growth! Mo Willems is the author of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus", "The Knuffle Bunny", and "Elephant and Pig" just to name a few. The article and accompanying lessons connects Willems' growth mindset with the characteristic of "practice". Text-based questions and center extensions include Common Core standards and are aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy. Teacher directions for whole group and small group address numerous areas of an evaluation rubric. Links are provided for videos and informational articles for instructional strategies as well. There is something here to engage everyone!

You and your students will enjoy this 5-day close read that includes:

"What's In Here" Quick Start Guide
Explicit Whole Group and Small Teacher Directions with links
"Who Was Mo Willems?" Article
2 Pages Differentiated CCSS Aligned Text-Based Questions aligned to Blooms
2 Writing prompts
2 Center Extensions
1 Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
1 Self-Grading Rubric
1 Writing Rubric

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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