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Glass Half Full -- an activity to promote positivity and gratitude

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Grade Level Grades K-5
Resource Type Activity, Handout
Attributes
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

Promote positivity in your classroom by motivating students to look for the positive and express gratitude to family, friends, and community members. Inspired by the Glass Half Full News — a new online series with a freshly positive perspective from kids — these fun engaging activities will help you blend social-emotional learning with language arts.

Versions for grades K-2 and 3-5.

Visit program site for materials in Spanish, curriculum alignment, and for videos of Glass Half Full News episodes.

Resources

Files

ghf_kit-k2.pdf

Activity
November 23, 2020
472.25 KB

ghf_kit-35.pdf

Activity
November 23, 2020
472.13 KB

WW I approaches (4 of 5).pptx

Handout, Worksheet
November 19, 2020
48.31 MB
External resources

Standards

Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

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