Thank you for checking out this product! I am excited to offer the Personal Financial Literacy Resource Series!
In these resources, students in grades 3-5 will meet ELA, math, and personal financial literacy standards through the use of children's picture books. There are guided reading/literature circle materials and math components, as well as opportunities for students to create their own six part small business plan, short-term financial goal plan, and long-term financial goal plan! This product will continue to expand as I create more resources for this series.
In the book, "One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference," Katie Smith Milway tells the true story of Kojo, a boy in Ghana who turned a small loan for one brown hen into the biggest farm in all of West Africa!
In the book, "Uncle Jed's Barbershop," Margaree King Mitchell tells the true story of Sarah Jean and her favorite relative, Uncle Jed. Uncle Jed is a kind man with a big dream. He is the only African American barber in the county, and he wants to open his own barbershop. It is a heart-warming story of perseverance, dedication, and love!
In the book, "A Chair For My Mother," Vera B. Williams tells the story of a young girl, her Mama, and their quest to purchase a new chair after they lost everything they had in a house fire. It is a touching story of hard work and overcoming obstacles.
In the book, "Beatrice's Goat," Page McBrier tells the true story of Beatrice, a young girl from Uganda, and her special gift, Mugisa the goat. Beatrice is smart, but her family cannot afford to send her to school. That is, until Mugisa arrives!
Each of the books are not only wonderful literary works, they also contain excellent opportunities to engage students in the personal financial literacy standards and concepts.
I created these resources to creatively engage students in language arts, math, and personal financial literacy standards, using the books as the starting point.
These products could be utilized in a guided reading or literature circle setting, or as a whole group lesson during language arts resource. It could also be used to supplement your math block. However, the true value of this product is how it can be used to help teach personal financial literacy standards. Students also have the opportunity to create their own small business plan, which allows you to explore many different aspects of our economy!
Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) standards were created in 2007, with the mission of creating k-12 students who had a better understanding of how the economy works and how to manage their money. Currently, about half of the states have officially adopted the PFL standards. After doing some work with my district over the past three years to learn more about and help implement the standards, I believe that these are the most valuable set of standards we will teach our students! Whether a child grows up to be a doctor, a newspaper editor, or a stay-at-home-mom, they will all benefit from knowing how to create and use a budget.
There are many stand-alone PFL resources available through several different outlets. However, I have found that PFL works best when you can integrate them into what you are already doing within your literacy or math blocks. This is my first product to help accomplish this goal!
However you use it, I am sure both you and your students will enjoy the stories of Kojo, Uncle Jed, Mama, and Beatrice, as well as the fun, engaging activities!
Thank you for looking!