"Primary Reading Common Core Social Skills – Being Respectful" teaches the concept of respectful behavior using the included story "Sam Turns His Day Around." Written at a Fleisch-Kincaid grade level of 2.2 it tells the story of Sam, who has a “bad day,” largely due to his disrespectful behavior towards others. Ultimately Sam’s behavior lands him in the principal’s office where he learns the meaning of respect.
Corresponding worksheets are included which align with each of the K – 3 Common Core standards included in four Reading Literature Anchor Standards:
CCR Reading Literature Anchor Standard 1
CCR Reading Literature Anchor Standard 2
CCR Reading Literature Anchor Standard 3
CCR Reading Literature Anchor Standard 7
In addition to targeting reading standards, "Primary Reading Common Core Social Skills – Being Respectful" encourages children to make connections between behavior and consequences. The specific skill of being respectful is described in an explicit manner and emotional literacy skills are embedded throughout the material.
This resource is ideal for teachers of students who may require behavior support and social skill instruction because it allows them to introduce and teach these important skills while still targeting reading standards. This resource was designed to make it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction and tasks to meet the needs of a wide range of learners.