Teacher: "Kind words"
Students: “Are easy to speak.”
"The Eagle and the Chicken"
"The Lame Boy" The Moral Compass, William Bennett, p. 378-379
LEXICON: Complete at least three.
1. Write the word.
2. What do you notice about the word.
a. # of letters
b. # of consonants, vowels
3. Create a math problem with the #’s.
4. Count the number of syllables
5. Define the word.
6. Draw a picture representing the
Note: Reference Lexicon Resource
Vocabulary (P 8,11)
The Vocabulary Rap
Find your word and step it out.
Color code what it’s all about.
Blend it, say it, make it complete
Repeat it together, don’t skip a beat.
What’s our word?
Say it again.
Now let’s clap it.
Now let’s stomp it.
Now let’s whisper it.
Now let’s spell it.
The Magic Triad P.E.N.N.Y.
Praise - Encouragement- Needed - Now -Yes!
1 penny for every student
A bowl with lots of pennies
Give every student a penny and explain that it is going to represent a silent way of praising or encouraging someone. Brainstorm what praise and encouragement may look like and sound like. (See ’T’ Chart activity sheet) Discuss when it is appropriate to give praise and when to give encouragement. Explain that the pennies are going to be used to give each other praise or encouragement at appropriate times during class. They may be given with words or silently. Discuss/role play what that will look like in your class.
Pair Share: (P 3,5,6)
1 - If students are seated on floor: Designate ‘elbow buddies’.
2 - If students are seated at tables: Assign table partner.
3 - If students are standing: Have students walk around and on a designated signal, find a partner near them. Those students without a partner raise their hands and find one.
4 - Have pairs share with each other, then with other pairs, other teams, or the entire group.
Have students draw a picture and write about a time when he/she praised or encouraged someone.
|Brain Break: "Go Bananas"** 5 min.||Celebration|
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