We all know why kindness is so important, but how can it be taught? These four lessons show through carefully crafted original passages that kindness can be taught through reading. Informational passages show students the power their words have and the science of kindness. Students will learn about the physical changes that take place in the human body when a person does something kind and helpful for another person. After reading a humorous realistic narrative, they will learn new ways to handle rudeness when the main characters encounter a familiar situation: dealing with a bully. Through another short narrative, students will see how one person's unexpected act of kindness ripples through a quiet neighborhood.
Mini lessons cover important reading skills.
- how to identify central idea and write a summary
- how to use text structures for better comprehension
- how to identify theme
- how to understand character development
Graphic organizers for teaching character development, identifying text structure, and writing a summary can also be used in future lessons.
Extension Activities give students opportunities to explore ways to be kind by utilizing different learning modalities, including connections to science, social studies, class kindness challenges, art, writing, and journaling.
Included in Each Lesson Package
- Teacher’s Guide
- Table of Contents
- Vocabulary Worksheet
- Comprehension Worksheet
- Answer Keys
- Graphic Organizers (where applicable)
- Original passages (2 narrative and 2 informational)
The unit bundle includes Digital PDF Worksheets which can be completed online.