Honesty is the Best Policy

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.

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30 mins
Lori Woods

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