Lesson Plans

 

We’ve curated literature that explores important character topics for each grade level. Best of all, each of our read-aloud book suggestions is common enough to be available at your school library! We hope you’ll download and use our free, teacher-created lesson plans and keep the character conversations going all year.

Preventing Bullying

K-6 Lessons include:

  • suggested reading
  • writing prompts
  • discussion starters
  • activities
  • printables
  • video lesson

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These seven book-based lesson plans elaborate on the first letter of NED's name.

Every Lesson includes:

  • key vocabulary and tricky phrasing
  • background information when needed.
  • discussion starters
  • engaging writing prompts
  • activities

 

Key Themes:

  • Determination
  • Perseverance
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Learning from Mistakes
  • Problem Solving
  • Taking Risks

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Never Give Up Lessons

These seven book-based lesson plans elaborate on the second letter of NED's name.

Every Lesson includes:

  • Key vocabulary and tricky phrasing
  • Background information when needed.
  • Discussion starters
  • Engaging writing prompts
  • Activities

 

Key Themes:

  • Encouragement
  • Kindness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Friendship

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Encourage Others Lessons

These seven book-based lesson plans elaborate on the first letter of NED's name.

Every Lesson includes:

  • key vocabulary and tricky phrasing
  • background information when needed.
  • discussion starters
  • engaging writing prompts
  • activities

 

Key Themes:

  • Do Your Best
  • Uniqueness of Me
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Friendship
  • Compassion
  • Appreciation of Differences

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Do Your Best Lessons

K-5 Lessons include:

  • suggested reading
  • writing prompts
  • discussion starters
  • activities
  • printables
  • video lesson

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Building Relationships

Keep Kindness Going Lessons

These seven book-based lesson plans feature the concept of "Paying-It-Forward" through kind actions.

Every Lesson includes:

  • Key vocabulary and tricky phrasing
  • Background information when needed.
  • Discussion starters
  • Engaging writing prompts
  • Activities

 

Key Themes:

  • Encouragement
  • Kindness
  • Pay-It-Forward
  • Acts of Service

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K-6 Lessons include:

  • suggested reading
  • writing prompts
  • discussion starters
  • activities
  • printables
  • video lesson

How Anna Banana Freeze Became a Breakdancer

How Molly Moon Achieved the Ice Cream Dream

Mark and Colleen’s Road Map to PopCap

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Achieving Excellence

A test rap and three book-based lesson plans will help reduce the stress during test prep days.

Every Lesson includes:

  • Energizing brain breaks
  • Background information when needed
  • Discussion starters
  • Engaging writing prompts
  • Activities

 

Key Themes:

  • Test Preparation
  • Do Your Best
  • Test Anxiety
  • Stress Reduction
  • Emotions & Feelings
  • Brain Breaks

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Test Prep Lessons

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