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283 resources with the concept character traits

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STEM-gineers

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Have what it takes to be an inventor? After researching the life of a famous inventor or innovator, scholars brainstorm the characteristics of a successful innovator. They then take part in a project of their choice to learn about the...
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How Do I Act Like a Friend?

For Teachers K Standards
Familiar puppets set the stage for a thoughtful discussion about friendship. To show what they know, scholars role-play scenarios. Peers offer a thumbs up when they view positive character traits exhibit good friend behavior.  
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Acting Out Respect and Compromise

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Puppets showcase the importance of being a good friend. Following a discussion about positive character traits, scholars create a paper-bag puppet and role-play scenarios with a peer. 
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Thank You, Mr. Falker

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Thank You Mister Falker by Patricia Polacco is the focus of a lesson plan that promotes perseverance. Following a reading of the story, scholars discuss story elements, paying special attention to the main characters. A graphic organizer...
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Learning area 2: Challenging Stereotypes and Discrimination

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Six powerful and eyeopening lessons provide scholars with activities designed to challenge stereotypes and discrimination. The unit provides reading material with which pupils read and discuss. Grand conversations lead to physically...
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Finding the Positive

For Teachers 5th Standards
To instill the importance of a positive classroom community small groups create a collage out of magazine clippings that highlight three characteristics of self-awareness. Written examples accompany the finished product. Groups turn in...
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Keep Finding the Positive

For Teachers 5th Standards
Group members take on roles to create a positive classroom community. Learners perform their role—leader, recorder, presenter, timekeeper, encourager, and collector—in preparation for a formal presentation of their positive thinking...
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Are You Balanced?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Balance scales create a strong visual of how an individual prioritizes one's self alongside their commitments to the community, school, and home. Scholars complete a graphic organizer then discuss their findings with their peers. A...
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Think Positive!

For Teachers 4th Standards
Following an attention-grabbing read-aloud, scholars brainstorm ways they can change negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Small groups plan and perform a skit that showcases one of the new ideas to uplift one's feelings....
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I’m A Star!

For Teachers 4th Standards
A lesson encourages scholars to be star community members. Pupils take part in a class discussion that challenges them to brainstorm at least two ways to show responsibility within one's community. Small groups play a game in which...
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I’m Thumbody!

For Teachers 4th Standards
Positive and negative thinking is the focus of a lesson that boost self-awareness. Beginning with a whole-class discussion, scholars brainstorm what positive thinking looks and sounds like then compares and contrast the two types of...
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An Apple a Day

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Three apples—green, red, and rotten—exemplify character traits, negative and positive. Following a discussion about the classroom community, scholars complete an apple-themed worksheet that challenges them to read each trait, color it...
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What Color is Your Apple?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Build your classroom community with an activity that uses apples to examine oneself and their classmates. Participants draw four large apples on blank paper then exchange them within a small group. Group members write a character trait...
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Goldilocks Revisited

For Teachers 2nd Standards
After a read-aloud of the story Goldielocks and the Three Bears, scholars gather into small groups to answer a series of questions. Peers examine the idea of smart decisions and identify three feelings of characters alongside three...
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The Many Roles I Play in My Community

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Small groups brainstorm their roles in the community. Then, individually, complete a community roles web worksheet. Peers share their completed product and extend the conversation to include the feelings and character traits that go...
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Character Clovers

For Teachers 1st Standards
Build a classroom community with a lesson that uses character clovers to examine scholars' roles. Following a whole-class discussion, participants list four roles they play and accompany it with the character traits that go along with it. 
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How I Act Is Who I Am

For Teachers K Standards
A lesson plan centers itself around the topic of family roles. A whole-class discussion uses puppets and posters to go in-depth into the following character traits; caring, responsibility, respect, and cooperation. The discussion closes...
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Candy Bar Book Report and Character Study

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Over five days, scholars conduct a character study and report on the class story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Scholars first examine a candy bar wrapper, list their observations, and name as many candy bar names they...
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First Day of School

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
On the first day of school, get to know your class members, and encourage friendship with a poetry instructional activity that uses adjectives. Scholars brainstorm personality traits, draft an "I Am" poem composed of words that describe...
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Building Background Knowledge: The Internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, Part 1

For Teachers 8th Standards
It is all in the details. Scholars read The Life of Miné Okubo and pay special attention to details that reveal Okubo's character. Completing their Understanding Miné: Character Traits graphic organizers and recalling the descriptions...
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Being Kind

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A whole-class discussion starts a lesson all about kindness. Scholars complete a kindness web and finish sentences to describe how showing kindness is helpful to others. Participants reflect on their practices and make a plan to spread...
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Characterization and Enemy Pie

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
With the help of a presentation, multiple readings, and the completion of a graphic organizer, scholars examine character traits to better understand the story, Enemy Pie by Derek Munson. After gathering evidence with a focus on one...
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What Makes Good Character?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Encourage positive character traits with a lesson that focuses on responsibility, fairness, caring, trustworthiness, citizenship, and respect. Following a discussion about each trait, scholars work collaboratively to create an...
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Be a Leader

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
A activity takes a close look at the skills and characteristics of leaders in the classroom as well as around the world. In groups, scholars brainstorm and list common qualities that make up a strong leader. Using their list, peers...