The Bad Seed Lesson and Activities for Social Emotional Learning

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Great companion for the book. Required litte prep and was ready to use with whole class or small group
Students love these books and these activities are the perfect compliment to take the concepts to the next level.


Jory John’s “The Bad Seed” is an awesome story with several themes that make it great for SEL lessons or guidance lessons, group counseling, and individual counseling. This resource is a set of activities that companion wonderfully with the book, for any topic you want to focus on with your student(s). Activities cover the following objectives: recognizing that there is good in everything and everyone, choosing positive self-talk, believing people (including yourself) can change, and how to be supportive of misbehaving peers.

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•Google Slides of discussion questions and worksheets for distance learning

•Whole or small group intro activity

•4 worksheets (“People Change, I Change”, “Talking About Myself”, “Find the Good in Everything”, "All the Parts of Me")


•Whole group processing activity (with directions for students to do in small groups or all together for emerging readers) using discussion/task seed cards


✨Glowing Praise for This Resource✨

“When I first purchased this book, I wasn't sure how to create a lesson around this theme. Thanks for providing a lesson that led to great discussion among my students about the definitions and stereotypes of "good" and "bad". I think this really changed how they look at themselves and others.” ~ Sara B.

I love Jory John's books, and this one is no exception. The resources were fantastic for self-esteem building and discussing how negative self-talk can affect you. Thanks” ~ Cassandra N.


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