Sparks

Sparks are innovative, adaptable mini-lessons and activities. They help hone a specific skill or inspire big ideas.

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Showing 3 SparkSparks
Grades 1–5
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

Friends Help Friends, Always

by Sarah Kokernot, 826CHI

Spark Summary

Students use illustrations as entry points to write stories about friendship and empathy.

Grades 1–3
Social-Emotional Learning

Kindness Counts

by Nicolien Buholzer, 826LA

Spark Summary

Why does kindness count? Students consider acts of kindness that they’ve experienced and reflect on the difference that kindness makes in the world.

Grades 5–6
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning

Monster Scattergories

by Lindsay Stinson, 826LA

Spark Summary

Students will learn to be empathetic towards those who are different by brainstorming scary characteristics of specific monsters and then developing more positive aspects to their nature.