Using Picture Books to Teach the Habits of Mind
Foster a healthy and kind classroom community with a series of literary lessons focused on the habits of mind. Each lesson features a picture book that shares a literary theme with one or more of the habits of mind.
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Respect: It Starts With You!
There are few things as frustrating to a teacher as a disrespectful student. Luckily this collection of activities, worksheets, and writing exercises is here to help eliminate this problem by teaching young leaners what respect really...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Personal Health Series - Self-Esteem
In this personal health instructional activity, students design a collage using magazine pictures or original drawings that show what they see when they look at a personal reflection. The depict their skills, and accomplishments in the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Poetry: A Mirror in Which to See Myself
Fifth graders focus on their self-esteem and strengths while reading poetry. In groups, they research the contributions and achievements of African-Americans and discuss how they overcame obstacles. They are read a poem, define new...
5th English Language Arts
Guide scholars through the process of discovering their personal learning style. After reading two poems, learners take a multiple intelligence quiz to identify which of the eight intelligences is their preference. Pupils then design a...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Male Image Building Utilizing the Writing Process
Introduce your class to the techniques of proper writing. In groups, they brainstorm their ideas on family structures and discuss the importance of having a male figure in their lives. After listening to an African-American poem, they...
4th - 8th English Language Arts