This Growth Mindset lesson about Taking Responsible Risks uses the book Phil Pickle by Kenny Herzog, ill. By Kelly Canby. You will need to purchase, borrow, or somehow have access to this book in order to teach this lesson.
This book is about a pickle who wants to be an actor but is ridiculed by his fellow pickles and other grocery store shelf inhabitants. He shows a growth mindset and decides to take the risk anyway and ends up inspiring others in the process.
I have included stopping points for a read-aloud, follow-up discussion questions, and a couple of worksheets to help reinforce the lesson and have something to take home.
I have taught this growth mindset lesson to students in grades K-5 by modifying the depth of questioning and how they can respond using either the picture worksheet (K-2), doing a group discussion (2-5) or completing the written response (3-5)