What Do You Stand For For Teens

This book by the best-selling author of The Kid’s Guide to Social Action invites children and teens to explore and practice honesty, kindness, empathy, integrity, tolerance, patience, respect, and more.

Author: Barbara A. Lewis

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575427461

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

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Young people need guidance from caring adults to build strong, positive character traits—but they can also build their own. This book by the best-selling author of The Kid’s Guide to Social Action invites children and teens to explore and practice honesty, kindness, empathy, integrity, tolerance, patience, respect, and more. Quotations and background information set the stage. Dilemmas challenge readers to think about, discuss, and debate positive traits. Activities invite them to explore what they stand for at school, at home, and in their communities. True stories profile real kids who exemplify positive traits; resources point the way toward character-building books, organizations, programs, and Web sites.

Character Building eBook

American Library Association's Notable Children's Books. World Wide Web: http://www.ala.org/alaorg/alsc/notbooks.html#Younger. Bennett, W.J. (1995). Ill. Michael Hague. The Children's Book of Virtues. ... Books That Build Character.

Author: Jeri A. Carroll

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9780787784386


Page: 144

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Honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion, self-discipline and perseverance-the building blocks of character are the topics of this book. Introduce the theme with a great book and reinforce it with a variety of meaningful and creative follow-up activities.

Really Good Books for Kids

Books. That. Build. Character. One of the best things I did during my years of teaching in parochial schools is read stories aloud for fifteen minutes every day. Occasionally, I've met again some of my former students, now adults.

Author: Janaan Manternach

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809143962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

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Locating worthwhile books for kids can be a challenge in our contemporary culture. How can a teacher, catechist, or parent find reading material these days that reflects moral values and/or teaches something about God? In Really Good Books For Kids, catechist and author Janaan Manternach meets that need head on by providing an invaluable reference that presents an outstanding selection of children's books, along with valuable reviews of their entertainment and educational value. She has organized this guide to help readers locate books by subject matter (e.g., Books That Raise Moral Consciousness, Bible Storybooks, and Poetry) or by religious theme (e.g., Resurrection Stories, Christmas Stories). This unique reference is an ideal resource for parents and for anyone else entrusted with the care and upbringing of kids--especially teachers and catechists looking for the right books to read to their pupils and add to their fibraries. And Really Good Books For Kids is a perfect Baptism or First Communion gift for parents.

Books to Build On

The seven current books in the Core Knowledge Series, one each for kindergarten through sixth grade, ... or consult the following guides: Books That Build Character by William Kilpatrick, Gregory Wolfe, and Suzanne M. Wolfe Simon ...

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307567215

Category: Education

Page: 384

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The invaluable grade-by-grade guide (kindergarten—sixth) is designed to help parents and teachers select some of the best books for children. Books to Build On recommends: • for kindergartners, lively collections of poetry and stories, such as The Children’s Aesop, and imaginative alphabet books such as Bill Martin, Jr.’s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Lucy Micklewait’s I Spy: An Alphabet in Art • for first graders, fine books on the fine arts, such as Ann Hayes’s Meet the Orchestra, the hands-on guide My First Music Book, and the thought-provoking Come Look with Me series of art books for children • for second graders, books that open doors to world cultures and history, such as Leonard Everett Fisher’s The Great Wall of China and Marcia Willaims’s humorous Greek Myths for Young Children • for third graders, books that bring to life the wonders of ancient Rome, such as Living in Ancient Rome, and fascinating books about astronomy, such as Seymour Simon’s Our Solar System • for fourth graders, engaging books on history, including Jean Fritz’s Shh! We're Writing the Constitution, and many books on Africa, including the stunningly illustrated story of Sundiata: Lion King of Mali • for fifth graders, a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream that retains much of the original language but condenses the play for reading or performance by young students, and Michael McCurdy’s Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass • for sixth graders, an eloquent retelling of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and the well-written American history series, A History of US . . . and many, many more!

Character Matters

Three resources with helpful bibliographies for early childhood through adolescence are Michele Borba's Building Moral Intelligence , William Kilpatrick's Books That Build Character , and my own Raising Good Children .

Author: Thomas Lickona

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743245075

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 310

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The author introduces his Character Education program, designed to give parents and teachers the essential tools and strategies for raising responsible, conscientious, and compassionate children.

How to Raise Kind Kids

This is just a small sampling of the many books that help teach kindness and other virtues. Most are fiction, although the books for 12 and up include a number of biographies. See my Raising Good Children and Books That Build Character ...

Author: Thomas Lickona

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525503736

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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Can you teach a child to be kind? This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided. We all want our kids to be kind. But that is not the same as knowing what to do when you catch your son being unkind. A world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has led the character education movement in schools for forty years. Now he shares with parents the vital tools they need to bring peace and foster cooperation at home. Kindness doesn’t stand on its own. It needs a supporting cast of other essential virtues—like courage, self-control, respect, and gratitude. With concrete examples drawn from the many families Dr. Lickona has worked with over the years and clear tips you can act on tonight, How to Raise Kind Kids will help you give and get respect, hold family meetings to tackle persistent problems, discipline in a way that builds character, and improve the dynamic of your relationship with your children while putting them on the path to a happier and more fulfilling life.

The Book of Job

Books That Build Character: A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values through Stories. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. Kirkpatrick, Patricia G. The Old Testament and Folklore Study. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament ...

Author: Carol A. Newsom

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199731152

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Carol Newsom illuminates the relation between the aesthetic forms of Job and the claims made by its various characters. Her innovative approach makes possible a new understanding of the unity of the book that rejects its dismantling in historical criticism and the flattening of the text that characterizes many final form readings. Additionally, she rehabilitates the moral perspectives represented by certain voices of the book that modern critics have treated with disdain.

Opening Your Child s Nine Learning Windows

Character-Building Resources William Bennett's The Book of Virtues (New York: Simon Et Schuster, 1 996), and The Book of ... William Kslpatrick's Books that Build Character: A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values Through Stories ...

Author: Cheri Fuller

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310239949

Category: Education

Page: 189

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This book helps parents understand the potential of important windows of learning opportunities and how to capitalize on each window -- language, musical, logical, mathematical, curiosity, emotional, spiritual, physical, and values. Formerly titled Through the Learning Glass.

I Don t Want to Go to Church

Books That List Resources • Books That Build Character , edited by William Kirkpatrick and Gregory and Suzanne M. Wolfe ( New York : Simon & Shuster , 1994 ) . This book provides descriptions of more than three hundred classic and ...

Author: Scott Cooper

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809143984

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 108

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A practical guide to help modern parents provide religious and moral influence for their children, whether or not they are actively religious.