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  • 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 admitting to a mistake. Common Core: W.3.1, W.4.1

  • Enhances vocabulary and comprehension of Eric Carle's story of a ladybug who didn't say "please" and "thank you".
  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • [created with abctools] From "excuse" to "thanks"
  • 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 admitting to a mistake.
  • 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 defending a friend who is being mocked.
  • 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 the complexity of teasing.
  • "Even when they’re vanquishing bad guys, secret agents always have impeccable manners." A fictional story about secret agent training (with real table manners), followed by multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
  • 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 helping others.
  • 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.
  • 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 to tell on people who might be cheating.
  • Use this 'Book: Clifford's Manners (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Clifford's Manners (primary/elem)'. "Everyone loves Clifford, the big red dog, because Emily Elizabeth has taught him such beautiful manners." Enhances vocabulary and comprehension of this book from Norman Bridwell's popular "Clifford" series.
  • This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • [member-created document] This sample was made with the abcteach word search puzzle tool. From "caring" to "trustworthy".
  • "Jen was still tired when her alarm clock rang, so she slept a little longer..." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • Our full "manners posters" set, showing and explaining some basic manners, from "answering the telephone" to "respecting your elders."
  • This award can be given to students who exhibit the behaviors of positive character traits.

  • Use this 'Book: Froggy Eats Out (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Froggy Eats Out (primary)'. Review comprehension and enhance vocabulary with this book unit, which accompanies Jonathan London's story about a frog learning about restaurant manners.
  • "Which of the following is a way to show respect for your elders?" 18 multiple choice questions.
  • 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 the conflict between doing what is expected, and doing what is creative.
  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • 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.

  • Booklet for reviewing some manners basics: answering a phone, being a guest or a host, and more.
  • "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.

  • "Carrie's teammates don't always like playing soccer with her..." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • 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 honesty when someone makes a mistake in your favor.
  • This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels. Common Core: RL.3.2

  • "John doesn't want to work with Mark." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • Use this 'Word Wall: Building Community - Character Traits' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Word Wall: Building Community - Character Traits'. These cards/posters contain 15 important character traits for building community in your classroom.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Building Community - Character Traits in the Classroom' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Building Community - Character Traits in the Classroom'. Students work with a partner to identify 4 character traits; then determine what they look and sound like in the classroom. In addition, acting out these traist is a fun classroom sharing activity to build community.
  • "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.

  • This short lesson doesn't provide answers, but provides the vocabulary for discussing ethical questions.
  • [member-created document] This sample was made with the abcteach word search puzzle tool.
  • Character trait tickets are a great incentive as part of a reward system when children are learning and practicing specific character traits. These can be printed out on colored card stock or any paper you choose.

  • A set of eight cards for role playing, discussion and writing. Students offer solutions to a variety of situations. A great supplement to your character-education skills.

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

  • 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!