Character Building Day by Day

180 Quick Read-Alouds for Elementary School and Home

Author: Anne D. Mather,Louise B. Weldon

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575428768

Category: Education

Page: 204

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In elementary schools across the country, teachers are expected to provide at least five minutes of character education each day. This book makes it easy to meet that requirement in a meaningful way. It includes 180 character vignettes—five for each of the 36 weeks in the school year—grouped by trait. Each features kids in real-life situations making decisions that reflect their character. Each is short enough to be read aloud; all can be used as starting points for discussion, to support an existing character education program, or as the basis for an independent program. An excellent tool for the classroom or the character-conscious home.

Being Your Best

Character Building for Kids 7-10

Author: Barbara A. Lewis,Marjorie Lisovskis

Publisher: Free Spirit Pub

ISBN: 9781575420639

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 165

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Text, anecdotes, and activities introduce and discuss how to build important character traits, such as caring, citizenship, cooperation, courage, fairness, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Character Builders

Books and Activities for Character Education

Author: Elizabeth Knowles,Martha Smith

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583707

Category: Education

Page: 137

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Recommends six hundred books that encourage character traits such as responsibility, perseverance, and cooperation, and contains categorized entries that give a synopsis of each book.

Daily Character Education Activities, Grades 4 - 5

180 Lessons for Each Day of the School Year

Author: Becky Daniel-White,Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780887242076

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Presents activites for fourth and fifth grade students organized by ten character traits including compassion, integrity, respect, and fairness.

What Do You Stand For? for Kids

A Guide to Building Character

Author: Barbara A. Lewis,Marjorie Lisovskis

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575421747

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 165

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Describes positive character traits such as fairness, honesty, and respect and presents ways of developing them through various activities.

A to Z Character Education for the Classroom

Author: Sherry L. Hoffman

Publisher: Ferne Press

ISBN: 9781938326165

Category: Education

Page: 143

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Using the powerful bucketfilling messages found in Carol McCloud's first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, author Sherry Hoffman crafts exciting and ingenious ways to use reading strategies, vocabulary instruction, and extended activities which encourages students to develop excellent character traits. This activity workbook can be used for all elementary and middle school classrooms and offers many positive ways to instill bucketfilling into the lives of the readers.

What Do You Really Want?

How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Author: Beverly K. Bachel

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1631980998

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Setting and sticking to goals can ease stress and anxiety, boost concentration, and make life more satisfying. This updated and revised edition of a trusted step-by-step guide helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Updated with new and inspiring stories from teens pursuing their goals, easy-to-use tips for setting and reaching goals, and information on using technology tools to aid in goal setting, the book also includes downloadable forms to use in goal-setting activities.

Word of the Week

36 Weeks of Focused Character Building

Author: Erainna Winnett

Publisher: Counseling with Heart

ISBN: 9780692225622

Category:

Page: 80

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(Grades 3-12) Word of the Week: 36 Weeks of Focused Character Building provides school counselors and educators with an easy way to integrate character building into your weekly lesson planning. It features thirty-six different character traits and behaviors addressing the Common Core standards in English/Language Arts through daily writing prompts. Word of the Week is a creatively designed resource book that puts a year of character building at your fingertips. Each week's character word includes: - a focus word and its definition - an inspiring thought for the week - an engaging class activity - stimulating daily writing prompts This book is an invaluable resource that provides thought-provoking activities to engage students' creativity and foster reflection, compassion, and integrity. Busy school counselors and teachers will appreciate its straightforward approach to character building. The activities are flexible enough for school-wide implementation or individual classroom application.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Bill Martin, Jr.,Eric Carle

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805017441

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

The Hero Club

52 Weekly Stories to Share With Your Children About Courage, Compassion, Honesty and Other Character Traits That Will Inspire Kids to Be Heroes

Author: Ferah Ozbek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781545317747

Category:

Page: 162

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Black & White illustrations (Download all 52 color illustrations for free on ferahozbek.com/hero) 52 Black & White Illustrations: Unlock Meaningful Conversations with Your Children, Opening the Door to a Well-Rounded Life - Here's How What lasts longer than an Xbox, a laptop, and the hottest video game launch? Character. Trying to install this nine-letter ideal in your children's lives is difficult, no doubt about it. But we must carry out this task well, for the sake of our children. Building character is our top priority as parents because it does something remarkable: it guarantees a legacy. Let's build the right one, together. After all, they're worth it. Enter, Stage Right: The Hero Club Here's something to put on your iCal: reading The Hero Club with your children, laughing with them, and adding your own experiences to the lessons. Sure, The Hero Club: 52 Weekly Stories to Share with Your Children about Courage, Compassion, Honesty and other Character Traits that will Inspire Kids to be Heroes. The Hero Club is awesome on its own. When you pick up a copy, your youngsters will discover many fantastic stories, lessons, and insights, including: How a little time doing chores with Grandma opens the door for new thoughts on wisdom Why tolerance is truly at the core of American life How the temptation to ignore schoolwork deadlines leads to a need to become accountable, for life A sweet group of friends learning from each other, making these lessons stick around for the long term And when all else fails, Mom and Dad save the day And much more... Again, this is a book best read together with your little ones. Think of it as a convenient conversation starter for those necessary talks our kids really need. As they grow up, become adults, and start families of their own, they will look back fondly on those heartfelt conversations of days gone by. The best part? These lessons will set the foundation of life for the next generation, making it truly the gift that keeps on giving! Buy your copy of The Hero Club: 52 Weekly Stories to Share with Your Children about Courage, Compassion, Honesty and other Character Traits that will Inspire Kids to be Heroes. Simply scroll up and click the buy button.

Book Scavenger

Author: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 162779526X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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A New York Times-Bestseller! For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game. Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold's new game—before those who attacked Griswold come after them too. This title has Common Core connections.

Building Character

One Virtue at a Time

Author: Randy Traeger

Publisher: Deep River Books LLC

ISBN: 9781940269320

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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What mother doesn't want her son to be respectful? What father doesn't want his daughter to be chaste? While Americans might disagree about a lot of things, it seems we are united by a basic set of socially objective virtues that transcends religious and political differences. We can and should use this common ground to help us reconstruct and solidify our moral foundations. Never before have our young people been fed from such a garbage can of media content: vulgarity, violence, drug and alcohol use, and sexual promiscuity. It's no wonder so many of us are sick. To obtain emotional, social, and spiritual health, we need a model for life that is based on virtue. Building Character One Virtue at a Time contains a treasure trove of inspiring quotes, stories, and essays about 52 unique virtues. Readers will begin to form a more virtuous self image as they identify who they truly are, where they belong, and where they need to go in order to be contributing members of our society and to live fulfilled lives.

The Character Builder's Bible

60 Character-Building Stories from the Bible

Author: Agnes de Bezenac,Salem de Bezenac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781496423221

Category:

Page: 248

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The Bible is so much more than just a collection of stories. It is the overarching story of God's love for us, and a practical guide to daily living. The Character Builder's Bible highlights core character traits that can be learned from Bible stories and gives fun, practical ways to live out truths learned in ways that little minds can understand. The art is high quality, and the content addresses Bible stories in a new and fresh way. Parents are looking for ways to build biblical character into their kids, and this book is a great resource to help them with their efforts.

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration

Author: Mary Scannell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071743669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.

10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids

52 Fun & Simple Games & Activities to Teach Kids

Author: Jamie C. Miller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006204284X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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52 playful and easy to understand activites to hhelp parents teach children moral lessons that they won't forget A child says, "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand." 10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids is a book about seeing and doing--a book that gives parents the ability to teach the powerful principles of honesty, trust, generosity, love, and other values. Children will discover the objectives themselves as they actively participate in fun games and activities. The games can be done in any order, with very little planning and with very few supplies--just common objects most people have around the house like toothpicks, string, pennies, or an apple. Some can be done while riding in the car, and others can be expanded to fill a whole evening with family fun. The activities in 10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids will not only create cozy and enjoyable moments of family togetherness, they will have a lasting impact on your growing child.

101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

ISBN: 184753841X

Category: Education

Page: 81

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Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.

Making Comics

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062045849

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

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Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the sharpest details (like how to accentuate a character's facial muscles in order to form the emotion of disgust rather than the emotion of surprise.) And he does all of it in his inimitable voice and through his cartoon stand–in narrator, mixing dry humor and legitimate instruction. McCloud shows his reader how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalistic way. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once–underappreciated art form.