Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is a perfect picture book for teachers who want to provide fun instruction on the role of taking risks in growth mindset and fixed mindset perspectives. This literature unit is the perfect companion for use with your students!
Conceptually, these ideas are perfect for any level, but this literature unit was created with 2nd-6th graders in mind.
You will find the following activities in this literature unit for Beautiful Oops:
- Teacher Tips
- The Dot Discussion Task Cards
- The Dot Questions List
- Sample Answers (for the discussion questions)
- Daring Dots (things you would do if you didn't have fear)
- Make a Mark (create an image in a swirly frame)
- Growth Mindset: The Dot (writing activity related to growth mindset)
- What's the Dot? (draw an image around dots)
- What Is It? (draw images and incorporate preprinted doodles)
- What Can You Make? (draw a picture using at least 10 dots)
- Three journal prompts (with optional back side)
- Three quotes posters in full color and black-and-white
- Additional Activities
WAIT! This literature companion is part of a Growth Mindset Literature Unit (MONEY-SAVING) BUNDLE!:
GROWTH MINDSET PICTURE BOOK BUNDLE
THE BUNDLE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING GROWTH MINDSET PICTURE BOOKS:
YOUR FANTASTIC ELASTIC BRAIN (UPPER GRADE VERSION)
THE GIRL WHO NEVER MADE MISTAKES
BEAUTIFUL OOPS BY BARNEY SALTZBERG
THE DOT BY PETER H REYNOLDS
GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITIES:
GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS POSTERS (with cursive)
GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS POSTERS (NO cursive)
GROWTH MINDSET PRIVACY FOLDER OFFICES
GROWTH MINDSET FLIP BOOKS
GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITY BUNDLE:
GROWTH MINDSET BUNDLE: AFFIRMATION POSTERS, FLIP BOOKS, AND PRIVACY FOLDER
GROWTH MINDSET QUOTES BUNDLE:
CHARACTER TRAITS QUOTES BUNDLE (with GROWTH MINDSET)
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Kirsten has 18 years of experience in elementary education. She has been a homeroom teacher for first grade, third grade, and fourth grade, as well as ESL. She has also been a school counselor for grades PK-6, an ESL pullout teacher for K-6, and a Reading Recovery Teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from The University of Iowa and a Master’s of Education in school counseling from Sam Houston State University. She believes that students make the most progress when they are engaged in their hearts as well as their minds. Her resources offer relevant, rigorous, engaging content that nurtures the whole child.
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