Learn to teach character traits to your students The Organized Teacher's Guide to Building Character, a comprehensive resource that will help you implement character education into your lesson plans. The book features ten plans (one for each month of the school year), each focusing on a different character trait, including Respect and Responsibility, Honesty, Courage, Fairness and Self-Discipline. A multitude of ideas, books, videos, etc, to use with children of different ages. Complete lesson plans incorporate easy-to-access materials that a teacher may already have in her classroom or library. Topics include: Respect and Responsibility; Loyalty/Friendship; Kindness/Caring; Self-Discipline/Self-Control; Perseverance/Diligence; Honesty; Courage; Fairness; Gratitude and Integrity
Make your first year teaching a success! As a new teacher, you can be completely overwhelmed--feeling lost and not knowing where to start when you receive the keys for the first time. The Organized Teacher's Guide to Your First Year of Teaching will be your guide during these first few days and weeks and put you on the road to success. Featuring a series of lists, checklists, charts and diagrams, this handbook can be read quickly and referred to over and over. It includes a CD-ROM of all checklists and any matter that is reproducible. The CD-ROM will have an additional 50 pages of printable content not found in the book. These extra forms will be referred to in context, with thumbnails to show you how to use them to your best advantage. An all-in-one resource and checklist for grades K-6, in any subject. Reproducible pages (also contained on a CD-ROM) ready for you to use, including charts, diagrams and guidelines for organizing a new classroom. Helping you thrive in your first year and beyond Easy-to-understand, accessible Low priced to fit your budget
Teach your students to love reading and books, with help from an expert Encouraging students to read is a daunting task when you have to compete with YouTube and video games. You know that if you could just get your kids excited about reading, they would discover a world of enchantment and a love that will last a lifetime. The Organized Teacher's Guide to Children's Literature will help you spark your students' passion for reading. The books selected by award-winning author and reading expert Kimberly Persiani promise to engage your students with a variety of themes and appealing topics. From character-building titles to multicultural selections and books that celebrate holidays, you are sure to find a book that will fit your lesson plans--and, at the same time, capture your students’ attention and imagination. Kimberly also shows you how her selections can be linked across your curriculum and satisfy Common Core Standards. Among hundreds of valuable ideas, The Organized Teacher's Guide to Children's Literature provides: Annotated lists of fiction and nonfiction picture and chapter books perfect for every level, from preschool to teen Lexile levels and grade levels for every book recommendation Academic curriculum tie-ins that meet the Common Core Standards and complement lesson plans in math, science, social studies, and other areas Strategies to increase reading comprehension, vocabulary development, theme interpretation, and more Suggested projects to enhance student understanding of a book, such as reports and group discussions Advice on how to set up and organize a library for efficiency and enjoyment Lists of literary awards from the year 2000 to the current day, including Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, and Scott O'Dell awards Let The Organized Teacher's Guide to Children's Literature help you develop your students' wonder of reading. Your efforts will not only put them on a path to academic success but also will launch their journey of being lifelong readers.
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Reprint. Originally published: c2002.
The Can Man
Author: Laura E. Williams
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
To earn money, a young boy decides to collect and redeem empty soft drink cans, but ends up giving away his money to help a local homeless man.
"Hundreds of user-friendly lesson plans help teachers build attitudes of respect and caring,reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child socially, emotionally, and academically. The lessons' literature-based connections allow teachers to "build in" rather than "add on" social-emotional learning (SEL) as part of the daily curriculum. Each resource guide offers: - Monthly themes focused on emotions, empathy, relationships, conflict resolution, bullying prevention, problem solving, decision making, teamwork, and self-esteem - Literature-based lessons with curriculum integrations for using the lessons as part of language arts, social studies, science, math, art, and music - Easy-to-implement lesson formats for allactivities: Read, Discuss, Do, Relate - Built-in assessments - Reproducible activity handouts in the book and on CD-ROM Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate,greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. The Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning resource guides are essential teaching tools for all preK-8 teachers"--
Build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child with this flexible, user-friendly activity guide. The lessons' literature-based connections allow teachers to "build in" rather than "add on" social-emotional learning (SEL) throughout the day. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. Features of the book include: 100+ easy-to-implement year-round activities that integrate info the daily curriculum in all subject areas Monthly themes focused on empathy, bullying prevention, teamwork, decision-making, and more Concise lesson formats (Read, Discuss, Do, Relate) Discussion and writing prompts Built-in assessments Digital content includes all of the book's reproducible forms.
Just a Dream
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment.
Author: A. L. Singer
Trapped in an extraordinary world after starting, but failing to complete, the mysterious game "Jumanji," a young boy is discovered twenty-five years later by two children who share in his remarkable adventures.
The Tale of Despereaux
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
This straight-forward resource gives teachers, counselors, and parents over 140 common-sense lessons with reproducible activities for developing traits selected as representative of good character, such as honesty, generosity and fairness. This guide is organized into three sections focusing on respect for self, respect for others, and a positive outlook on life. Each lesson defines a specific character trait, shows children how to recognize the trait, and provides opportunities for children to apply the trait in their own daily lives.