Audience: Teachers, grades 2–5
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 176
Digital Content: Includes more than 80 reproducible forms, including a complete bonus lesson and a color photograph of each animal and plant
Praise for Building Character with True Stories from Nature
“Engaging stories, character connections, and high-level thinking make a powerful combination in this resource, which will be enjoyed by teachers as well as children.”—Julia Roberts, Ed.D., executive director, The Center for Gifted Studies, Western Kentucky University
“Creatively weds character education with analogies from nature to help teachers promote both deep learning and positive character development in students . . . this synergy is just what education should be.”—Marvin W. Berkowitz, Ph.D., director, Sanford N. McDonnell Leadership Academy for Character Education for School Principals
“Barbara Lewis weaves factual information with down-to-earth, applicable activities and discussions to encourage students’ appreciation for nature, while building their power to observe and to understand people and their world as multidimensional. Throughout, Lewis is respectful of children’s capacity to discuss important issues and form their own opinions.”—Silvia Blitzer Golombek, Ph.D., senior vice president, Youth Service America
2014 Teachers' Choice Award Winner from Learning Magazine
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Common Core State Standards
This book demonstrates the Common Core State Standards requirements of understanding figurative language and nuances in meaning, point of view, themes of good and evil, and other reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Its use of analogies strengthens literacy in language, science, math, and social studies.