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This is a WORKSHEET ONLY that goes with the SEL/character ed lesson about RESPONSIBILITY.


This is a READY-TO-USE (no-prep) guidance/character ed lesson about RESPONSIBILITY. The lesson is based on the book, Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss. In the story, Horton accepts responsibility for the care and nurturing of an egg that is left by its mother who goes off to enjoy the warm weather and play. Horton endures countless hardships to assure the safety of the egg. He shows great responsibility.

Using this presentation for your guidance lesson, you can easily help students to understand a variety of concepts related to character education. This lesson teaches:

  • The definition of RESPONSIBILITY;
  • How it applies to various aspects of our lives;
  • How it can be observed in our trusted adults;
  • That we create our own "luck" by being responsible; and
  • Helps students understand why development of this character trait now will point them in the direction of success in later life.

A worksheet and a coloring page are included to help students participate in the lesson as well as help to reinforce the concepts that are taught. Or you can purchase the PDF version of the worksheet separately if you prefer.

As a bonus, you also will be getting a free unique PowerPoint template that you can utilize over and over! A pre-made lesson ready to teach with no prep AND a unique PPT template! And all for about the price of a cup of coffee!! What a bargain!

This lesson has 12 slides and includes a link to a video of the book being read aloud to support the social-emotional learning/character education curriculum concepts that are addressed. This is a rich variety of concepts that all need to be taught to our students to ensure their later success.

I would schedule 30-40 minutes for this lesson depending upon the discussion that you lead with students. It could easily be turned into a unit for small groups. This lesson is easily customizable for all levels of elementary.

This lesson can be edited to make it fit your exact needs. I have the slides arranged in the way that I feel will help me teach, but you may want to rearrange or even delete some. The beauty of being able to personalize this lesson for yourself is that it is easily adapted to teach different levels at the elementary level or even older. All of my lessons and forms are field-tested. I have used them myself and have been successful with them.

The videos and support the social-emotional learning/character education curriculum concepts and help students to generalize them into their own lives and experiences. These videos are thought-provoking and entertaining ways to think about this very important concept and how it relates to being successful both now and in the future. I have found that videos are very effective in helping students to create an emotional link to the abstract concepts that character education involves. Coupled with discussions in which you can assist students to make the connection, it is an easy and effective way to teach these difficult concepts and assist students to internalize them into their own personalities.

This presentation includes slides that have transitions and animations to help to hold your students' interest. It is easily personalized and customized and includes a master slide that you can copy and paste into the location where additional information or personalization is desired.

Character education/SEL is vital to the success of our students. Employers report that the qualities for which they are looking when hiring include the “soft skills” that are character education. As educators, we are called to support learning in the character education and social skills areas in order to educate the whole child.

Websites and videos are NOT embedded but are links. I do not own them or control them, so if there is a problem with a broken link or something else, please let me know so that I can repair, replace, or fix the presentation for you. Anytime you have technology incorporated, you risk having related issues.

I appreciate communication so that I can provide the best possible service for you. In the event that a link does not work, please contact me via the “QUESTIONS” page or can email me directly at , and I will do my best to remedy the situation for you!! I want to provide the best possible product for your use.

**NOTE*** links do not work in editing mode in PowerPoint. They are only active in presentation mode. Please be aware of this.

As always, if there is a lesson that you need to have created specifically for your needs, please let me know. I am happy to listen to your ideas to extend thecoverage of all ASCA Counseling Standards & Benchmarks. Just let me know your ideas, and I will do the work for you!

Please play fair. This is intended for single classroom use only and should not be distributed or published without written permission from Counselor Bev. The lesson and PowerPoint template are both Copyright Counselor Bev.

You have purchased a single license for this resource. You may use this resource individually in your practice, classroom, or school in whatever manner you wish. However, re-distribution of this resource in any way or use of it by anyone who is not the license-holder is a violation of copyright. If others are interested in this resource, please purchase an additional license or direct them to my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

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