Whole Body Listening - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL

Whole Body Listening - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Whole Body Listening - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Whole Body Listening - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Whole Body Listening - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Whole Body Listening - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Whole Body Listening - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Whole Body Listening - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
Whole Body Listening - Character Education | Social Emotional Learning SEL
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  1. Readers With Character is an integrated social skills and character education curriculum for the general education elementary classroom teacher. Each week uses a unique mentor text to help you generalize a specific character or social skill. These lessons work best with students in first through
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Readers With Character is an integrated social skills and character education curriculum for the general education elementary classroom teacher. These lessons work best with students in Kindergarten through third grade.

Check out the full-year curriculum by clicking here.

Why Do I Need This Resource?
More and more, teachers are experiencing challenges as they try to create a community of well managed, kind and respectful learners within their classroom. Without that community, it is so hard to effectively teach all of the academic skills that we are required to!

Character education is so important - children spend most of their waking hours at school, so it is our job to model good character, to teach them right from wrong and kind from unkind. What may come as “natural” to us does not always come natural to our students. They need to be explicitly taught norms of being a person with character.

"Yeah, right. 'Aint nobody got time for that!"- You.
What if I told you that you could effectively and meaningfully integrate character education into your routine using mentor texts, and cover 40 different aspects of good character and social skills throughout your school year... all in just 15 minutes per day? It's true!

So what would a typical week look like?
Monday: Tell students what the focus of the week will be. (ie: respect for each other and the classroom) Read the specified mentor text to your students, or show a video read-aloud of the book from the internet.

Tuesday: Hold a classroom meeting where you will remind students of the focus, and begin to generalize the story so it can apply to your focus. Students will draw and/or write their understanding of the focus of the week in their journals.

Wednesday: Students will view a video clip. Then, another community building classroom meeting will be held to talk about how the video clip relates to the focus of the week.

Thursday: Students will engage in an activity to reinforce the focus of the week. (ie: a skit to model the focus of the week, building an anchor chart together, or making a song etc..)

Friday: Students will draw and/or write about their new learning by completing prompts in their journal. Then, students will take their journals home and share the ‘Home Connection’ with their families.

Included in THIS resource...
This is ONE WEEK of the Readers With Character curriculum. Weeks can be done in isolation, which is why I am listing them separately in addition to the GROWING BUNDLE which will eventually include all 40 weeks of the school year.

This week's book: Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne Jones
Focus of the week: We are whole body listeners.
Each week includes 5 days (15 minutes each) of lessons surrounding the focus and mentor text. Your students will:
-- Listen to the read aloud (you, if you own the book -OR- find a YouTube reading!)
-- Engage in conversations and reflections during class meetings. Suggested discussion topics and questions are included.
-- Watch a related video clip and begin to generalize the focus of the week.
-- Engage in a hands-on activity (this week-- modeling examples and non-examples)
-- Complete a student journal that anchors your discussions, includes reflections on new learning, and informs families about your weekly focus in the Home Connection.


I encourage you to download the preview to get a better idea of what all is included in not only this individual weekly plan, but also in the growing bundle!


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Are you looking for more character education and social skills lesson plans?

What if Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick
Focus:
We can respect each other and our classroom.
Click here to view!

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy
Focus:
I can have the courage to just be me!
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Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne Jones
Focus:
We are whole body listeners.
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Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal by Jeanie Franz Ransom
Focus:
We only report things that are a big deal.
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Personal Space Camp by Julia Cook
Focus:
We can respect the personal space of others.
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Focus:
We can give genuine apologies.
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Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein
Focus:
Understanding that our actions can impact other people.
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Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter
Focus:
We understand why it is important to follow directions.
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Bit It's Not My Fault! by Julia Cook
Focus:
We can take responsibility for our own actions.
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The BugyBops: Friends for All Time by Amy Recob
Focus:
We know how to keep our friends safe. (food allergy awareness)
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We're All Wonders by RJ Palacio
Focus:
We choose kindness.
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My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook
Focus:
We can wait to talk until it is our turn.
Click here to view!

The Way I Act by Steve Metzger
Focus:
Our actions show others who we are.
Click here to view!

Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
Focus:
We can share with our friends.
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You Get What You Get by Julie Glassman
Focus:
We are grateful for what we are given.
Click here to view!

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days by Shelly Becker
Focus:
We can handle our bad days like superheroes (coping strategies).
Click here to view!

The Worst Day of My Life Ever by Julia Cook
Focus:
I can not only hear, but I also listen carefully.
Click here to view!

Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall
Focus:
We all have special talents.
Click here to view!

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Focus:
We are flexible thinkers.
Click here to view!

I Just Want to Do It My Way by Julia Cook
Focus:
We can ask for help when we need it.
Click here to view!

20-Week Intervention Bundle
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40-Week Full Year Curriculum
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