SHARE literature lessons incorporate neuroscience and nonviolent communication with social-emotional and leadership skills to teach emotional literacy, empathic listening, perspective-taking and problem solving skills. The Piggie and Gerald series by Mo Willems features transparent plot for teaching story structure appropriate for children ages 5+. Keep an open mind about using picture books with older kids; I've used them with kids up to 18 years old. Mo Willems is a master at capturing the attention of all ages! The 5-part lesson can be used in a single session or over multiple sessions.
Harnessing the power of story can build the neural pathways for emotional well-being and interpersonal communication, the very life skills that will empower our next generation to lead their lives, their families, their organizations and their governments.