Random Acts of Kindness Project for Secondary ELA

Secondary Sara
Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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Help students learn by doing with an experience-based project that will create many lasting memories.

This Random Acts of Kindness project is meant to be used EITHER by itself or with ANY novel unit, especially with literature that has a kindness or giving theme, such as Wonder or A Christmas Carol. Originally made for mixed-ability 8th graders, it can be easily adapted for a wide variety of grade levels.

{Be sure to check out my blog post about this project for more images and details!}

This 19-page download includes:

• Nonfiction READING activity, comparing two opposing viewpoint articles about Random Acts of Kindness!

• Brainstorming activity (in an easy BINGO board format) to help students brainstorm WHAT they could do and for WHOM.

Initial Research Activity: Define random acts of kindness and what “counts”

Random Acts Project: Directions and brainstorming pages help students develop a plan for what they will do, and for whom (including reflections on how they want to be treated and what they can do to be kind to themselves!)

In-Class Discussion Activities:Anticipation Guide and follow-up whole class discussion half pages to assess speaking and debate the ethics of giving

Informative Report: Directions page guides students through a structured reflection with paragraph prompts to tell others how their Random Acts went (and what they learned)

Narrative Writing: Students must write a scene that puts us “in the moment” of their Random Act so we can live it alongside them!

A shortened two-page version in case you're running short on time

• Both PDF and Editable versions so you can adapt pages to meet your needs!

NOTE: This project is INCLUDED in my A Christmas Carol: Full Unit (with Random Acts of Kindness Project)!


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Total Pages
19 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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