Social Awareness: Acts of Kindness

Social Awareness: Acts of Kindness
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Social Emotional Learning Read Aloud activities

Social Emotional Learning Read Alouds

Lesson Plans by Lauren Ayube

Read alouds are an excellent way to begin a lesson or to initiate conversations with students about topics that may be tricky to talk about as a group. Oftentimes, social emotional issues can be uncomfortable for students to discuss, as they may feel like they are the only ones dealing with certain things, or that others will judge them for expressing their feelings. Read alouds help show students that these issues and feelings are so common that someone actually wrote a book about them. They don't have to be afraid to share how they feel!

Social Emotional Learning Read Alouds

Storyboard Description

Students can illustrate an act of kindness after reading Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller to help with social emotional learning.

Storyboard Text

  • Corner Market
  • Oh dear, it's raining!
  • Corner Market
  • Oh, Tommy thank you so much. You are so kind.
  • My pleasure!
  • I will return the carriage.
  • Thank you, dear.
  • Mrs. Johnson exits the store with a carriage full of groceries and no umbrella. Tommy notices and feels bad for her. He wonders if he should help her.
  • Tommy decides to help Mrs. Johnson by offering her his umbrella, and pushing her carriage to the car. She is very thankful.
  • Mrs. Johnson is very grateful and Tommy feels good that he has helped someone. This act of kindness made both people happy.
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