Honesty is the Best PolicyLori Woods
K - 2nd
Students define honesty. In this character education lesson, students read the book, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and discuss ways that the character was dishonest. Students act out the story as if the character was behaving honestly.
"Split" Character Studies in Crime and Punishment
Students write an essay evaluating split character traits on major characters in Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment. In this lesson students are guided through discussion questions, group assignments, and vocabulary work. The lesson culminates in the final timed essay.
My Character Odyssey
Ninth graders explore and analyze how the trial of life can develop one's character and values of respect, responsibility and compassion. They, while reading and evaluating "The Odyssey," reflect upon their own hero journey and write examples of their trials and growth.
Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 3: "Las Papayas/Papayas")
Start off your day with a quick reading comprehension quiz about chapter three of Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. After they complete the quiz, pupils participate in a discussion and look closely at the text. A strong Common Core designed lesson, the activities described here focus on discussing the text in groups, making inferences, responding to text-dependent questions, and using evidence. The lesson is nicely organized, with an entrance ticket and an exit ticket to tie the activities together.
Character Scrapbook Teacher's Guide
Students analyze a book's characters and create a scrapbook to print and save. In this on line interactive characterization lesson plan, students identify character traits and gain a deeper understanding of a book's characters.
Split Character Studies in Crime and Punishment
Students identify characters who exhibit conflicting character traits. In this Crime and Punishment lesson, students identify and discuss characters who have opposing character traits. Students relate their character study to the theme of the novel.
Character Traits in Fables
Combining art, music, dance, and reading comprehension, this lesson is geared to reach all ability levels. After reading a variety of fables and discussing story elements and character traits, class members select a moral to use as the basis of their own fable about two characters, one with foibles and one without. Your fabulists then collaborate on a class mural, a music composition, and a dance which reflect the traits of characters in their stories. Document it all on a class website.
The Best Deal
Students are shown how to determine which is the best deal and are then asked to determine best deal on their own by taking The Best Deal Challenge.
Education is the Meaning of Life
Learners explore the teachings of Confucius. In this Korean culture lesson, students watch segments of the A and E video "Confucius: Words of Wisdom." Learners read handouts regarding the Asian education system and discuss their impressions prior to writing essays on education.
Second graders will read and demonstrate comprehension using a variety of strategies. They will make predictions based on title, cover, illustrations, and text. Also the identifying of important story elements (main character, setting, events) are taught.
Don't Believe the Type: Internet Ethics
What is Internet fraud? Explore Internet ethics and engage in a collaborative discussion. In order to create a Guide to Internet Honesty, learners read and discuss the article "A Beautiful Life, A Tragic Death, a Fraud Exposed." Then they participate in a group discussion on Internet ethics.
- Jadeline M., Teacher