We come back to character traits all though out the school year. Characters traits help our students understand the character. Although what I really love about teaching character traits is it is a way for us to show students what good character is! Through the lens of looking at darling book characters, they can learn about themselves.
I do go back to teaching character traits through out the year, but below are the list of 4 of my favorite books to use when teaching character traits. So without further ado here we go!
1. The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill. What I love about this story is you have two characters that you can do character traits with, Mean Jean and Katie Sue. You can also have the frank conversation about bullying. As I have talked with teachers who have used this story one of my favorite things I hear often is how after they read this story students will say “Don’t be a Mean Jean” when they see someone being unkind. How cute is that?!