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Respect Character Education Curriculum

Respect Character Education Curriculum

Build a positive culture in your classroom and empower students to be their best selves! This respect resource equips you with an entire toolbox of materials to help your students develop and practice positive character traits.

Grade Level: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
File Type: ZIP, PDF, Google Apps
Number of Pages: 100


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Build a positive culture in your classroom and empower students to be their best selves! This respect resource equips you with an entire toolbox of materials to help your students develop and practice positive character traits.

This respect resource is part of a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) or Character Education Curriculum that you can use for the entire year. This resource is filled with meaningful lessons, materials, hands-on activities, anchor charts, bulletin board materials, parent letters, and more. The respect materials in this resource will cover your SEL or Character Education time for the entire month! *Coming soon: Responsibility, Courage, Cooperation, Empathy, Generosity, Perseverance, Friendship, and Integrity

This is a comprehensive resource that has wide variety of tools to teach and promote respect in your classroom. Included in this print and digital resource:

Respect Pacing Guide: This pacing guide organizes your entire month of respect. It will help you plan and set aside enough time to complete the curriculum with your students.

Respect Parent Letter: Use this letter to get parents and other family members involved so they can reinforce the character education lessons at home. This letter provides parents with tools to help them explain, model, and praise respect in the home. Additionally, it includes a list of books and movies that families can enjoy together.

Respect Read Alouds: Choose to read any or all of the read aloud texts that teach different aspects of respect. Each book makes for a great discussion. I’ve included links to each book for you to check out.

Respect Bulletin Boards: Introduce respect to your students with a beautiful bulletin board display. Keep this display in your classroom for the entire month that you are teaching respect. Everything you need to create the display is included. I also include pictures of completed examples for you to follow.

Respect Anchor Chart: Introduce respect and create a useful reference for your students. It’s a great way to keep learning accessible to students. Students can refer back to this anchor chart as they respond to questions, work independently, and contribute to discussions during your SEL or Character Education lessons throughout the month. A printable version of the anchor chart is also included.

Respect Posters: Provide students with a visual definition of respect that you can post around your room. There are three different posters that define respect. Each poster has the same message with different clip art that shows an example of respect. The clip art includes multicultural children to reflect the diverse learners in our classrooms.

Editable Respect Calendar: Use this calendar to challenge your students to do

something respectful each day. It is editable so you can change the month or the act to fit your needs. Additionally, you can edit this resource to make different versions of the calendar so students are doing different acts than their classmates each day.

Doodle Coloring Reflection Page: This doodle reflection page is a creative way to get students to think about what respect is and ways they can show it. It includes reflection questions, examples of respect, fun quotes, and doodles for students to color.

Respect Myself Selfie Activity: In this printable activity, students will brainstorm how they can practice self-respect and what it means to respect themselves. This could be done as a class, in small groups, or individually. Then they will draw a self-portrait and use their self-respect ideas to decorate their selfie.

Cause & Effect Respect Activity: In this activity, students will write the effect of different actions. Then they will color the effects blue if they are negative and orange if they are positive.

Would You Rather…?: This activity teaches students to communicate RESPECTFULLY through a game of Would You Rather…? Students will pair up, work together, take turns speaking, and take turns listening to demonstrate respectful behavior and communication.

Quote of the Week: Each week, discuss a new quote about respect with your students. Quote of the week includes five different quotes about respect. For each quote, I’ve included an activity page with three short-answer questions to help students reflect on the quote’s meaning. Each quote is available in a speech bubble that you can print for use on a bulletin board or for hanging around your classroom. The discussion questions are on a separate page. There is also an option to print the quote and discussion question on a single page.

Respect Scenarios: I created these respect scenarios to allow your students to place themselves in new situations and think about ways to be respectful. These scenarios are a great way to inspire meaningful conversations in your classroom. You can display the scenarios on your bulletin board for a class discussion or print the scenarios and allow students to work in groups or independently.

Respect Reader’s Theater: Readers theater will help with fluency, comprehension, and speaking and while studying character education. There are three scripts for students to read and perform:

  • The Voice of Respect: In this story, a boy named Charlie listens to the voices of Anger, Selfishness, Justice, and Respect as he goes about his day. By the end of this play, students will recognize the different voices and how respect is different than anger, selfishness, and justice.
  • What Does Respect Mean?: In this story, students will take each letter of R-E-S-P-E-C-T to talk about what it means and sing or say the line from Aretha Franklin’s song, “Respect,” before each letter. This play will help students understand the concept that respect is wide-ranging and can be shown in many different ways.
  • Show Some Respect, You Animal!: In this story, your students will be playing the roles of a zookeeper named Casey and several disrespectful animals at the zoo. Students will have a lot of fun playing the role of disrespectful animals. Luckily, they have Casey to help them understand why it’s important to be respectful and show some manners!

Writing Prompts+ Publishing Pages: There are five writing prompts that encourage students to reflect and write on respect. They include writing about a time they witnessed something disrespectful, writing about how to respect a culture, writing about different ways to show respect, writing a short story about showing respect at school, and responding to a writing prompt about two people interviewing for a job. I’ve also included a bulletin board, writing paper, and clipart to turn this into a display for your classroom or hallway.

*As always, please ask ANY and ALL questions before purchasing. Thank you so much!
Thank you, and enjoy!
Copyright© 2022 Kristine Nannini
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Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.

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