Sadly, teachers have to remind students to be kind every day. While students do not necessarily mean to hurt those around them, it happens in all classrooms. With so much social media influence over our youngest students, hurtful words and actions often occur. So, teachers work tirelessly to ensure classmates treat each other with kindness and respect. Thankfully, using the Read Aloud Activities while teaching the importance of kindness with Be Kind will inspire classmates!
Author Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrator Jen Hill created the perfect story to remind students about kindness.
Tanisha is so sad after spilling grape juice all over her beautiful new dress. After a classmate notices what happens, she wants to help make Tanisha feel better. So, she thinks about how to show kindness to someone. This takes readers on a journey on a powerful journey. Whether asking someone to play or standing up to someone being mean, there are many ways to show kindness.
Honestly, this unforgettable story provides so much inspiration to students as they realize showing kindness occurs in many ways.
Kindness Read Aloud Activities
Unfortunately, students often find it easy to be mean to each other. Often, they do not realize the power their words and actions have on each other. This often leads to hurt feelings and teachers having many conversations about being nice to everyone. Luckily, teaching the importance of kindness with Be Kind provides an inspirational message to all students at the same time!
Since teachers have so much to prepare, there is a teacher guide to outline the entire unit. Specifically, this contains all of the lesson plans needed. Additionally, it includes an introduction to help prepare students and sets the purpose for the story. Likewise, it has essential vocabulary words!
When learning the importance of being kind, it is crucial to have a discussion. Therefore, there are higher-level thinking questions and talking points to guide students. Each question includes a page number, so teachers know exactly where to stop.
While discussion is essential to include in lessons, personal reflection is also critical. Thankfully, teaching the importance of kindness with Be Kind has both aspects! There is a written response and activity sheet to help students understand how much their actions impact how others feel. There are even differentiated options to ensure every student knows the importance of this social skill.
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 classroom relates to life outside of school. Therefore, there are task cards that provide scenarios or thought-provoking questions. This helps students realize the importance of kindness.
There are multiple 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.
Kindness 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.
Truthfully, students need activities that are intentional in showing the power of kindness. Otherwise, they will not realize how their words and actions significantly impact how others feel. This is exactly why teaching the importance of kindness with Be Kind is essential in all classrooms. Once students understand this, they can all respect each other as everyone travels through their learning journey.
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