Category: Social Themes- Emotions & Feelings

The Paper Kingdom Lesson Activity

The Paper Kingdom Summary Not all families settle in at night and go to sleep. Some have to go to work. In The Paper Kingdom, Daniel’s parents are night janitors at an office building. The Paper Kingdom opens with Daniel sleeping in a one… Continue Reading “The Paper Kingdom Lesson Activity”

I Do Not Like Yolanda Activities

I Do Not Like Yolanda Summary When you read the title I Do Not Like Yolanda, you’re compelled to open the book. You’ll want to learn what’s up with Yolanda. But first, we meet Bianca. Bianca loves everything about writing and sending letters. She… Continue Reading “I Do Not Like Yolanda Activities”

Saturday at the Food Pantry Lesson Activity

Saturday at the Food Pantry Summary The story of Saturday at the Food Pantry begins in a kitchen. A smiling mother serves a bowl of chili to her daughter Molly. Molly is not happy about the meal. They’ve had the same chili every night… Continue Reading “Saturday at the Food Pantry Lesson Activity”

Ten Beautiful Things

Summary Life is always changing, and sometimes, change is hard. In Ten Beautiful Things, we learn how finding beauty in our surroundings can make things easier. The story starts with an illustration on the title page. Here, we see a grandmother loading up her… Continue Reading “Ten Beautiful Things”

Keep Your Head Up

Summary How do you turn your day around when it’s off to a bad start? In Keep Your Head Up, D. starts his day with a cloud over his head. He is in a bad mood. His alarm did not go off, and his… Continue Reading “Keep Your Head Up”

The Circles All Around Us Lesson Activities

Summary If you need help making your way back into social circles, read The Circles All Around Us. This book reminds us how much better the world is when we include others in our lives. The story opens up with a child drawing a… Continue Reading “The Circles All Around Us Lesson Activities”

Milo Imagines the World Lesson Activity

Summary In When Milo gets anxious, he imagines stories about the people around him. He studies their faces and conjures up images of what their lives must be like. Milo captures his imagination by drawing his visions in his sketchpad. But could he be… Continue Reading “Milo Imagines the World Lesson Activity”

You Matter Lesson Activity

Summary Author-illustrator Christian Robinson cares about his readers. How do I know this? Let’s start with the title of his book You Matter. Here, we can almost imagine Robinson pointing at the reader, telling them with confidence, “You matter.” Readers will find more encouragement… Continue Reading “You Matter Lesson Activity”

The Breaking News Lesson Activity

The Breaking News Summary We all know how pervasive bad news is. We try to shield it from young learners, but they can see our faces full of worry. They watch us read news alerts and hear us whispering with coworkers. Imagine what it… Continue Reading “The Breaking News Lesson Activity”

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