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Character Building Day by Day

180 Quick Read-Alouds for Elementary School and Home


In elementary schools across the country, teachers are expected to provide at least five minutes of character education each day. This book makes it easy to meet that requirement in a meaningful way. It includes 180 character vignettes—five for each of the thirty-six weeks in the school year—grouped by trait. Each vignette features kids in real-life situations making decisions that reflect their character. Each is short enough to be read aloud; all can be used as starting points for discussion, to support an existing character education program, or as the basis for an independent program. An excellent tool for the classroom or the character-conscious home.


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ISBN: 978-1-57542-178-0
Audience: Teachers, grades 3–6
Illustrated: illust.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 240
Praise for Character Building Day by Day
“We have been using Character Building Day by Day as the foundation for a school program that we developed a few years ago. This program was awarded as a National School of Character through Thank you for the great work that you do.”—Deb Peterson-Smith, school counselor at Bridgeport Elementary School

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May 30, 2021 / - Twin Cities
Character Building Day by Day

Over the many years that I was an elementary school social worker, I have done hundreds of groups. The one book that was a mainstay and one that I would never want to be without is Character Building Day by Day. It is timely, organized, easy to use and one that really holds the interest of kids in grades 3-6.


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