While it would be nice for instant success to happen, life does not work this way. People must work hard, persevere, and never give up. Honestly, success feels better this way anyway! However, it takes time for students to understand this. Often, it takes tears and frustration to understand how hard work pays off. This is exactly the case with so many famous figures that students look up to. Thankfully, learning about making goals with Salt in His Shoes will be eye-opening and inspirational!
Between the book and the Read Aloud Activities, students will understand how success comes with hard work, grit, and determination.
Making Goals with Salt in His Shoes
Authors Deloris Jordan and Roslyn Jordan teamed up with illustrator Kadir Nelson to show students the importance of making goals.
Many students know exactly who Michael Jordan is. When they hear the name, they instantly think of his exceptional basketball skills. However, many do not know he feared he would never be good enough to play.
Thankfully, this story shows students the importance of faith, hope, and family. Instead of allowing him to give up on his dream, Michael Jordan’s family continued to support and encourage him.
Students will learn all about making goals and having patience, determination, and hard work to achieve them.
Teachers understand the importance of making goals. Chances are, they set many while going through school. Therefore, they want students to know how impactful it is to make goals.
When students are learning about making goals with Salt in His Shoes, there is a teacher guide to outline the entire lesson. In other words, think of this as an entire lesson plan. It includes an introduction to help prepare students and sets the purpose for the story. Likewise, it contains essential vocabulary words.
Students greatly benefit from conversations with others. For instance, they can share goals they have for this school year. This includes everything from academics to making new friends. Or, trying a new food. Honestly, making goals has no limit! There are even higher-level thinking questions and talking points to guide the discussion. Each includes a page number, so teachers know exactly where to stop.
While discussion is essential to include in lessons, personal reflection is also vital. Thankfully, learning about making goals with Salt in His Shoes consists of both! There is a written response and activity sheet to help students build personal connections on this Social Emotional skill. Since this skill is so important, there are multiple differentiation options.
Furthermore, there is hands-on craftivity! Students will love how the craft connects the story to their lives.
Application for Making Goals
Teachers work hard to ensure students understand how the material taught in the class relates to life outside the school. Therefore, there are task cards that provide scenarios or thought-provoking questions. Each task card will help students understand the importance of making goals.
There are different ways to use the task cards. Honestly, they work great for whole class or small group discussions. They even work perfectly for individual work time. No matter how students complete the task cards, they will appreciate learning about making goals with Salt in His Shoes.
No Prep Resource
Teachers have to handle so much. Thankfully, the Read Aloud Activities are all no prep! Teachers just need to print the resources. Best of all, all questions and prompts have page numbers to help teachers know exactly when to pause.
All teachers want students to be happy. Otherwise, seeing students come in and out of the classroom feeling sad is heartbreaking. A great way to help students feel happy involves making goals. Honestly, they will love having something to work for and seeing their progress. Thankfully, this will be the perfect way to learn about making goals with Salt in His Shoes! Students will be eager to set goals after this story and Read Aloud Activities.
Free Read Aloud Lesson
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