This character education unit utilizes picture books to teach children about being compassionate. I developed this unit because I wanted my students to appreciate all the good that is in their lives and to inspire them to empathize with and want to help people who are less fortunate. This unit includes one formal lesson plan aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades K-2 and several informal lessons. The unit includes writing/extension activities/printables, plus a Venn Diagram that can be made to compare any of the books utilized in the unit. I have included basic sheets to use with any of the books I recommend. I also include a bibliography and sample parent letter. Please, see the preview file for images of the pages.
Erica Bohrer's First Grade