Back to School is such a hectic time, so these read-aloud lessons are all done for you! Picture books are a great way to teach important social skills. And the book, The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, is perfect for discussing growth mindset.
This interactive read-aloud lesson plan for The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do is ready for you to simply print and teach!
Book Title: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires
Social Skill: Growth Mindset
★ Teacher Guide
Each interactive read-aloud includes a teacher’s guide that outlines the lesson. It provides an introduction to help prepare your students for their learning and sets a purpose for the read-aloud. It also includes important vocabulary words and the strands that the lesson covers.
★ Talking Points
There are higher-level thinking questions and talking points to prompt student discussion. Each one has a page number so that you know exactly where in the story to stop!
These will guide students to deepen their understanding of the SEL skill and respond in meaningful ways. These questions can be printed out on a one-page guide or on sticky notes, which will allow you to place them right in the book!
★ Student Response
The interactive read-aloud also comes with a written response and activity sheet to really help your students connect with the text and build their knowledge of the SEL skill. There are multiple response sheets that allow for differentiation. An answer key is also provided for your reference.
The craftivity provides a hands-on, engaging component to help students practice the SEL skill. It helps connect the focus to the picture book and to students’ lives.
★ Task Cards
The task cards can be used in a few different ways. the cards could be used orally as a whole class discussion or in small groups. Students could also respond to the task cards individually on the recording sheet that is included.
The task cards provide scenarios or thought-provoking questions to help students apply the SEL skill to their own life.
This resource is for classroom teachers who need a simple, yet effective way to integrate Social Emotional Learning into their day. This low-prep resource is easy to implement but can be used when teachers have time.
It is ideal to focus on one skill per week and there are 38 different interactive read-alouds in the full bundle. That’s a whole year of Social Emotional interactive read-alouds!
The interactive read-aloud lesson plans for SEL are meaningful and engaging, yet they are simple and can be completed in a short amount of time.
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