New! Decision Making
9th - 12th
Young scholars read and discuss a story about decision making. They consider the role of self-awareness and personal values in decision making.
Personal Values Clarification Worksheet
In this values self-inventory worksheet, students consider their personal values systems as they respond to 22 survey questions.
Students generate 2 or more questions without teacher support. They state known information and make personal connections without teacher support. They select two or more resources to answer his/her question. They distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information.
Developing Self Awareness.Community, and Exploring Personal Qualities
Older individuals just overcoming homelessness or drug abuse issues, engage in a practical instructional activity to boost self-awareness. They work through two hours of activities intended to aid them in gaining a self perspective while increasing community involvement.
Personal Learning Plan
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
The Immortality of Art
Students defend the 'artifacts' that would best represent American society, discuss the values that those items embody, and write a reflective essay about items that they feel best represent some of their personal values.
Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction
As scholars begin identifying stories as realistic fiction, its important they see many examples to solidify their concepts of this genre. Readers begin with a personal connection, thinking of television shows they like and determining which ones are realistic fiction. Next, model a couple of examples from the "Is This for Real?" graphic organizer which has kids read passages to determine whether or not they are realistic fiction. They underline key elements and make personal connections to each excerpt. Take this further by having them find and analyze their own excerpts from a novel they are reading (blank organizer included). This lesson is part of a larger unit on Jerry Spinelli's novel Maniac Magee and can be found in the beginning of a 38-page student packet.
Blooming the Gospel According to Holden
Use Bloom's Taxonomy to establish protocols in your classroom so that all readers make personal connections to the literature they are studying.
Blue Ribbon Readers: Making Connections
Model for young readers how to make the shift from passive to active reading by making text-to-self and text-to-text connections. After a series of activities that provide guided practice, the focus shifts to making text-to-words connections. The scripted plan includes suggested texts, review, and practice exercises.
Young scholars investigate the importance of accepting responsibility and demonstrating self awareness.
Being self-aware of personal wants, needs, and values is a big part of growing up. Here, you'll find seven different teaching options and two different introductions to a lesson on getting learners to think about their personal values. It is intended to help them build an understanding of how personal values affect both financial and interpersonal relationships in life. There are 15 attachments included.
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