I Am a Learner - GLAD chant to teach 5 Habits of Mind

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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This Yes Ma'am chant will help your students learn 5 adjectives that connect to the Habits of Mind. It's formatted so that one part is black and the other part is red, making it easy for each group to see what they should read. It also has the box on the side for students to add their own drawings and notes about the meaning of the target adjectives. The target adjectives are:

1. Flexible

2. Metacognitive

3. Imaginative

4. Curious

5. Accurate

The chant includes a description of each adjective in a fun, call and response type of poem. It also gives an example of a famous person who demonstrates that trait. The people are:

1. Louis Braille

2. Taylor Swift

3. Frida Kahlo

4. Thomas Edison

5. Jane Goodall

These same 5 Habits of Mind adjectives are taught using biographies of 4 of these famous people (not Taylor Swift) in my "See a Problem, Solve a Problem" Literacy and Leadership unit. The chant and the unit go together beautifully!

If you're not familiar with GLAD, the first few times you read the black text and the students read the red text and do actions (which they create). Then you turn over your part to a student or a group of students to lead the chant.


Check out my other literacy units.

See a Problem, Solve a Problem - a Literacy and Leadership unit

Our Democracy - a Core Content unit

The Vikings - a Core Content unit

Earthquakes - a Core Content unit


These ELA Planning Guides are available for every grade level K-5 (and I also have them for math!)

Fourth Grade CCSS ELA Planning Guide

Fifth Grade CCSS ELA Planning Guide


These multi-level texts help you differentiate without the students knowing who has a high level text and who has a low level text!

Free at Last - a Multi-level biography about Martin Luther King Jr.

The Longest Night of the Year - a Multi-level text about the Winter Solstice

Down to Earth - a Multi-level biography about Neil Armstrong


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