HONEST & CARING CLASSROOMS

Character Education & Collaborative Inquiry Circles

Comprehension & Collaborative Inquiry Circles by Stephanie Harvey & Harvey Daniels

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Stephanie Harvey & Harvey Daniels

COMPREHENSION & COLLABORATION Inquiry Circles in Action

“This book is about small-group projects that work. It’s about combining what we know

about the research process, about thinking, and about people working together,to create a structure that consistently supports kids to build knowledge that matters in their lives.”

—Stephanie Harvey AND Harvey “Smokey” Daniels

INTERNET SITES - CLICK & GO

MOVIE CLIPS

http://www.wingclips.com/themes/honesty

WHAT DOES HONESTY LOOK LIKE, SOUND LIKE & FEEL LIKE

http://www.k12.hi.us/~mkunimit/honesty.htm

HONESTY MOVIE CLIPS

http://movieclips.com/RJvQ5-honesty-theme-videos/#p=1

CHARACTER EDUCATION ELEMENTARY LESSONS

http://www.character.org/lessons/lesson-plans/

CHARACTER EDUCATION LESSONS

http://www.goodcharacter.com/

TEACHING TRUSTWORTHINESS

http://www.goodcharacter.com/chron/trust.html

LEARNING TO GIVE – VARIETY OF LESSON PLANS

http://learningtogive.org/lessons/unit500/

RESOURCES – SOME FREE DOWNLOADABLE POSTERS

http://www.didax.com/miniposters/

VARIETY OF LESSONS & ARTICLES – SOME FOR PARENTS

http://www.kellybear.com/TeacherTips.html

ACT PROGRAM – ACTIVE CITIZENS TODAY

http://www.tvdsb.on.ca/act/

CLASSROOM CONNECTIONS – CANADIAN SITE

http://www.classroomconnections.ca/en/index.html

ETFO SITE – CHARACTER EDUCATION & DIVERSITY

http://etfo-ot.net/Site/?cat=20

CHARACTER BUILDING THROUGH MUSIC

http://curriculum.org/resources/30/character-building-through-music

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS – PINTEREST PAGE

http://pinterest.com/mommyirvin/random-acts-of-kindness/

LITERATURE & RESEARCH ARTICLES

http://www.litcircles.org/research.html

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS SITE

http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/

Books Highlighted At Fairview OFIP Session

The Boy Who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer

Why might your parents be mad about telling lies or making up stories?

Late for School by Mike Reisss & Illustrated by Michael Austin

Have you ever been late to school?

Have you ever told a “lie / fib” about why you were late for an event?

How does the author create a believable story?

Why would being late for something upset the other person?

How does the illustrator create a sense of “urgency” in the illustrations?

The Frog Principal by Stephanie Calmenson & Illustrated by Denise Brunks

What does it mean when someone makes a promise?

Is it lying if you break a promise?

Is there ever a time when lying might be considered okay?

Of The I Sing A Letter To My Daughters by Barack Obama & Illustrated by Loren Long

There are many admirable qualities presented in this “letter,” how might you use this pattern to create a letter to someone important to you? (mom, dad, brother, sister, cousin, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, friend)

This “letter” illustrates the personality trait by giving a famous person as their example.

How might we turn this into a Canadian version?

Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin

Could be used as a springboard to “immerse” students, “investigate,” “coalesce”

Dear Teacher by Amy Husband

This hilarious story written in a letter to the teacher exaggerates adventures of a boy who thinks he doesn’t want to go to school.

How could you use this idea to write an exaggerated adventure letter to your teacher?

How might this story / letter be used as a springboard into a collaborative inquiry?

My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza

Whose lucky day is it?

Who does the tricking?

Is it “lying” or is it “outsmarting” another?

How might you describe the characters?

The Fish Who Cried Wolf by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

How does one lie lead to another?

Why is it best to tell the truth in the first place? (Even if you might be in trouble)

Nelson Literacy – Global Citizens – What kind of global citizen are you?

Use page 1 as the prompt (visual) for students to respond to

Could be small group discussion – Think Pair Share, Turn & Talk

Could consider this as a pre & post assessment

Big Idea Question

What characteristics / personality traits would you consider most important to be considered a “global citizen?”

Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki & Stephane Jorisch

What makes Suki an admirable character?

What would you say to someone who might behave this way towards another?

What makes you unique?

Friends ~ Written & Illustrated by Helme Heine

Good friends have many things in common. What qualities do you value in a friend?

How do you show you are a good friend?

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Names are very unique and often parents or grandparents have special stories about the name you were given. Find out more about your name.

Find out more about your name.

If you could, would you change your name – why / why not?

How did the students in America make the main character feel – at the beginning of the story, in the middle of the story and at the end of the story?

How does your name give you “uniqueness?”

Mr. Wolf and the Three Bears by Jan Fearnley

When you have experienced a problem with a friend, what actions do you take to resolve the problem?

When someone promises something and they break the promise how do you feel? What do you do?

Late for School by Steve Martin & Illustrated by C.F. Payne

Another story that exaggerates being late –what connections can you make to this scenario?

In your opinion is it okay to “lie / fib” about why you were late for an event?

Nobody Likes Me! By Raoul Krischanitz

Have you ever had a moment when you misinterpreted or misunderstood what someone meant?

Why would it be hard to ask for the truth?

Hope Is An Open Heart by Lauren Thompson

Using this pattern – how might you create a book about…Truth is…Beauty is…A Friend is…

What type of illustrations (hand-drawn or photographs) would convey your message to readers?