Stories of Diversity
From the Set 21st Century Skills Library
Stories of Diversity in the Social Emotional Library series presents real life, historical, and modern stories that celebrate diversity 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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.7|
|Guided Reading Level||X|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781534107441), Paperback (9781534108431), PDF (9781534109421), ePub (9781534122390), Hosted ebook (9781534120419), Kindle (9781534121409)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
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.
- What Is Diversity?
- Mohandas Gandhi
- Mother Teresa
- The O’Leary Family
- Not in Our Town
- Cities Showing Acceptanceof Gay Pride
- Think About It
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