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  • A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • "He thinks about it all the time. He even has bad dreams about it!" A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • "She looked at the spelling test quickly and then hid it in her desk." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • A report of one school's Peace Circle.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses whether it's right to get back at a bully.
  • This is a great way of involving parents and students in goal-setting. Starting with a letter to parents and ending with a form for helping students achieve self-set goals, measure their own progress, and learn the sense of accomplishment that comes with achievement!
  • This short lesson doesn't provide answers, but provides the vocabulary for discussing ethical questions.
  • "Alejandro wanted a dog." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • The review questions with this reading comprehension (one page each of "Bloom's Taxonomy") are helpful for critical thinking development.

  • Jason and Malcolm both wake up wanting a bike ride, but the boys have very different ways of doing what they want. Compare the two stories using charts; answer short questions; make predictions about the future. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Meredith and Alexis both play sports, but their styles and attitudes couldn't be more different. Compare the two girls and the adults in their lives using charts and outlines. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Read Kipling's poem on adulthood, and fill in the missing verbs. Then match the lines to their modern-day equivalents. Finally, discussion (or essay) questions to address the themes of the poem: adulthood, coming of age, etc. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.
  • Nancy and Angela both want a snack; both girls decide to bake cookies. But there the stories diverge. Compare the two stories using charts; answer short questions; make predictions about the future. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses misdirected anger.