Social Emotional Learning
The reading passages in this resource provide an opportunity for questions and discussion on a variety of topics related to building good character traits such as honesty, fairness, responsibility, tolerance, generosity, loyalty, caring and respect. In one scenario, students throw a party for a favorite teacher and the questions talk about how to show appreciation for someone. Students who struggle with social cues could especially benefit from this sort of direct instruction of abstract concepts. The reading selections are age and reading level appropriate. Some questions ask students to choose the best answer, while others require writing a few sentences.