Teachers all over the world spend time telling students to think before they react. However, this is easier said than done for students. When they want something, it is just so hard to wait. So, they jump up and do what they want, even in the middle of a lesson. Or, they react negatively to hurtful words because their emotions run high.
This is exactly why teachers spend time implementing Social Emotional Learning in lessons! All teachers want students to be the best version of themselves. Luckily, teaching self-control with Interrupting Chicken is a fantastic way to help students take a deep breath before reacting.
Between the book and the Read Aloud Activities, our learners will feel confident that they can react in appropriate ways.
David Ezra Stein shows students the importance of slowing down and enjoying each moment in life.
When Papa puts his chicken to bed each night, it begins with the same reminder: don’t interrupt. However, the chicken just cannot help herself. She gets so excited and loves to jump into a story. She loves a happily ever after ending, so she interrupts to stop something terrible from happening.
When it is finally time for the little chicken to use her imagination for a story, Papa cannot stop yawning. Our young listeners will love seeing if Papa falls asleep or interrupts as his chicken does.
Honestly, teaching students about self-control is so important. This is a skill they will need throughout their entire lives. However, teaching this skill can be incredibly challenging! Thankfully, everything is ready to go in this resource. Teachers just print these thought-provoking activities when working with students on teaching self-control with Interrupting Chicken.
There is a teacher guide that will outline the entire unit. It includes an introduction to help students prepare, an overview of the activities, and essential vocabulary words. Essentially, this is a complete lesson plan made just for you.
When students are learning about Social Emotional Skills, discussion needs to occur. This allows students to know they are not alone. Therefore, higher-level thinking questions and talking points promote student discussion. There are even page numbers to help teachers know exactly where in the story to stop. Honestly, students will appreciate being able to open up about their experiences and suggestions for improving self-control.
After discussing self-control with classmates, being able to self-reflect is so helpful. Hence, this resource includes a written response and activity sheet. There are even multiple options for differentiation. Students will love being able to share what they’ve learned about self-control.
Furthermore, there is hands-on craftivity! Students will love how the craft connects the story to their lives.
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 self-control.
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 their teacher teaching self-control with Interrupting Chicken.
Students experience so many emotions every day. Often, they experience emotions they’ve never felt before while at school. Thankfully, supportive teachers understand that and work to include Social Emotional Learning in lessons. When teaching self-control with Interrupting Chicken and using the Read Aloud Activities, students will become confident at handling anything!
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