Good Classroom Citizens

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What makes a good citizen? This is the driving question of a lesson designed to address the importance of having an active presence and positive effect on the community. With the help of three learning strategies, scholars listen and discuss David Shannon's David Goes to School, and then stretch their artistic muscles to create drawings and posters.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Copy picture cards and cardstock paper and laminate for continued use
  • Differentiate the lesson; read over all three teaching strategies, create homogenous groups and provide instruction appropriate to their level 
  • Gather a collection of books that portray good citizenship, allow learners to browse them when time permits 
Classroom Considerations
  • Visit the school library to check out, or download onto your personal learning device, a copy of David Goes to School by David Shannon 
  • Picture cards look best printed in color
  • The resource is the sixth in a series of seven lessons promoting active citizenship
  • Separates teaching strategies by grade level 
  • Lists one extension activity 
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