The Bad Seed | Behavior | Social Emotional Learning

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  1. The The Good Egg | The Bad Seed | Cool Beans | The Couch Potato | The Smart Cookie Bundle contains 5 of Jory John's book companions that are perfect for social emotional learning and classroom lessons or small groups. Use each companion with it's corresponding book, or look for a read aloud on YouT
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The Bad Seed Lesson Plan is the perfect lesson about teaching students that their past behaviors don't have to define who they are for life. They have the power to make decisions about how they want to act. This is a book companion for the book, The Bad Seed by Jory John. Use it with the book or visit YouTube to find a read aloud. In addition, the activities can be used without the book as well. This lesson can be used for Grades K-5, as the activities are differentiated for grades K-2 and 3-5.

Bad Seed is a lovable character who learns that you just can make changes at any time, and being good is a choice. You might not be perfect at it, and it can take some time. I love that this is an honestly refreshing book at how people may judge you by your past actions, but change is possible at any time. It is a great story for social emotional learning.


Lesson Plan to be used as a book companion to The Bad Seed--includes differentiation for grades K-2 and 3-5.

Warm Up Activity

Discussion Questions

I Have Power Over My Choices worksheet

✔ This Is Me worksheet

I Can Learning Targets Posters

Aligned to ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors

Color and Black & White Versions

The Bad Seed is a great story for students of all ages to show that your past reputation and actions don't make who you are. You have the power to make decisions on your behavior and choices you make.


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