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Teaching Character Education Through Characters Kids Love

Roger Leslie, Ph.D.

592 pages
Bayou Publishing
An at-a-glance, ready-reference guide for teachers, counselors, and librarians who have been charged with character education in the classroom, this book provides detailed analysis of seven fundamental character traits modeled in 111 award-winning children's books.
Winners of state Child Choice Book Awards since 2005 in each of the 50 states are examined for core interpersonal character qualities, including courage, creativity, undeterred, self-motivated. Detailed charts for each award-winning book identify which SUCCESS traits are displayed, on which pages, and by which characters—-along with lesson-plan tips, analyses, and comparisons. "The most extensive analysis of character traits in children's literature," notes Marvin Berkowitz, pioneering national character education leader.With this resource at their fingertips, teachers can easily develop lesson plans using popular literary characters from kids' favorite books—-lesson plans that are dynamic, multidisciplinary, easy to implement, and compliant with the national mandate on character education in the classroom.
Author Bio
Roger Leslie, PhD is nationally recognized by school districts, universities, and educational organizations for his leadership in the character education movement. His first book, Success Express for Teens, has won multiple book awards and praise by fellow educators. A former English teacher and librarian, Dr. Leslie is a vanguard in the effort to continually improve the way educators translate what is required into what is rewarding for teachers and students alike.