Teach Me SUCCESS!
Teaching Character Education Through Characters Kids Love
Roger Leslie, Ph.D.
OverviewAn 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.