Books on social and emotional learning (SEL) topics, such as developing empathy and productive persistence, help teach these skills. A classroom library can provide a wealth of stories for modeling and reflecting on SEL skills and behaviors, building students' Vocabulary and ability to express their own emotions and feelings.
Starting at 3:42, watch how high school students read and discuss complex SEL topics through the lens of the characters. Although this video features high schoolers, students in grades 4-6 can also read and participate in discussions on age-appropriate SEL skills.
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