Resources for EFFORT
Level 1: Pre K – 4th
Level 2: 5th – 12th
Below are a sampling of the resource materials that may be used to identify and evaluate the use of the life principle of Effort. It is suggested that evidence of this life principle or the lack of it may be found in almost any writing, video, etc. It is recommended for learners to be engaged in a continuous search for life principle connections as part of the critical reading process.
The Climb - Live Final Joe McElderry 5:16 min.
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Song
All By Myself by Mercer Mayer All the many things a young child can do independently are demonstrated, (tying shoes, riding bike, kicking ball), but there is one thing one cannot do alone.
"Sink or Swim" by Suzanne Bloom
"I Just Forgot!" ! By Mercer Mayer
Little Critter series, a book about finishing what you start.
"The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza" by Philomen Sturges (Author) ,Amy Walrod
"The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza" Video: 2:26 min
2nd – 5th
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto - It is one of the worst storms ever - the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their only hope.
Balto - Documentary and Making of Movie 26:47 min.
Balto's Life: A Tribute to Balto 4:20 min. video
"The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza" Lesson Plan by Scholastic with Activities by Jeremy Brunaccioni
"The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza" Lesson Plan by Bright Hub Education
Level 2 - MS/HS
"Sarah, Plain and Tall" by Patricia MacLachlan
"Esperanza Rising" by Pam Muñoz Ryan
"Island of the Blue Dolphin" by Scott O’Dell
"Understanding Talent" 2:12 min. Message: Find something that you love and that suits you. Everyone develops at different rates. Hard work is the path forward.