Spring 2018

Stories of Persistence

 
Cover: Stories of Persistence
 
 

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Summary

Stories of Persistence in the Social Emotional Library series presents real life, historical, and modern stories that celebrate persistence as displayed in everyday life. Through the collection of five separate stories, thought-provoking issues and questions, as well as hands-on activities, encourage the development of critical life skills, empathy, and social emotional growth.

Specifications

Leveling

  • Lexile® Measure: 1000
  • Guided Reading Level: W
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 193576
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 6.2
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • What Is Persistence?
  • Thomas Edison
  • Walt Disney
  • Michael Jordan
  • J. K. Rowling
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Think About It
  • For More Information
  • Glossary
  • Index

Reviews

School Library Journal - Social Emotional Series

Gr 4-6–Positive behavioral growth is a vital aspect of healthy character development among kids and one that is often overlooked in a formal capacity in school curricula. This series fills that role. Readers are first presented with a thought-provoking discussion on what each topic means, followed by detailed accounts of their expression. Inspirational stories feature a variety of people, situations, and locales, past and present, with varying degrees of popularity. Text boxes encourage pupils to reflect on these characteristics and apply them in their daily interactions. This is a valuable examination of character building with many academic uses for fostering communication and discussion. However, Diversity is a bit of an outlier in that it is not about a trait like the other books. The people profiled in this volume are also puzzling (Gandhi, Mother Teresa). VERDICT A useful tool for social-emotional learning collections.

Contributors

Author: Jennifer Colby

 

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