This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s 25 lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as th...
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing; Book with Digital Content edition (August 27, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches
Amazon Rank: 448335
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu book
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This book is part of our homeschool curriculum and I was excited to teach character building to our LO. However, as others have mentioned, the lessons our child is suppose to get from the stories are way too much of a stretch. As I was reading the qu...
eads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.