Choosing Sides is a character education workbook designed to promote positive character traits and behavior for middle school aged students by using realistic fiction and activities. This workbook is interactive, and for maximum effectiveness, it is
The purpose of this activity is to expose students to great books in a fun way!
To play, please divide your class into two teams. You will place the clue cards provided inside the books listed. (Please do this before students arrive.) Place the
Anyone up for a friendly Dewey competition?
This activity will be sure to get your students excited about finding books in any library!
There are five groups of books, and the books are grouped by color. Place students into up to five groups, use
This fun and engaging, five-speech series is a great way to help students to learn to comfortably speak in public. This series includes "Paint Your World" topic cards that students may use to speak with ease on just about any topic. Topics range
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Other (ELA)
This printable is a fun game to use with middle school students to help them search for books in the media center using call numbers. Two teams at a time will compete in groups of four to find books on the media center shelves using the call numbers
This printable is a fun game to use with high school students to reinforce their library search skills using call numbers. Two teams at a time will compete in groups of four to find books on the media center shelves using the call numbers provided,
"In that Order!" is a great way to have students practice using Dewey Decimal call numbers to place books in order; therefore, helping students to be able to find books in any library!
You may select groups and have students engage in a timed
Use the Confidence Cards to ensure students are thinking positive thoughts and saying positive things about themselves. There are 32 cards, and students may choose one for each day of the month with a spare or two, and repeat for the
Two character education activities that promote conversations about good character traits. This is for students in grades 4-8.
These activities and more can be found in the workbook, Choosing Sides: An Interactive Character Education Workbook!
This station-based character education activity set is sure to get your students to think before they act! These activities can be conducted by both teachers and counselors.
The topics covered are: helping the community, bullying, respect,
This printable is a fun game to use with elementary school students to help them search for books in the media center using call numbers. Two teams at a time will compete in groups of four to find books on the media center shelves using the call
These fun stations are designed to allow students to share the great books they've read with their classmates in a relaxed and informal setting.
You will need: construction paper, pens and pencils, color pencils and/or markers, white paper, poster
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
What student doesn't like to decode? I'll wait.... Exactly! In this station-based activity, students get to practice their parts of speech skills and decode an intriguing question or fill-in-the-blank.
In groups, students will travel to eight
Your students will love this activity! They will form learning groups to read all sixteen writing samples to determine their genre. Students will place the correct genre picture card with the writing sample card that they believe is the correct
This scavenger hunt activity can be used to pique student interest in the book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. This activity can be enjoyed in the classroom as well as the media center. My students participated in this
In this book, you'll discover:• 31 days of inspiration and affirmations that confirm to teens and tweens that they are amazing, unique, and important! • Teens and tweens will learn that they are made in God’s image, and therefore their thoughts and
This resource is an inspirational set of twenty affirmation cards for children in grades 3-5. In order to instill these awesome values into your amazing students, please use each card as many times as you’d like throughout the month.
All cards may