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' advanced Vocabulary and ability to express their own emotions and feelings in a more nuanced way.
Starting at 3:42, watch how these high school students read and discuss complex SEL topics through the lens of the characters. By having access to and reading relevant books that tackle SEL, they can make authentic connections to their readings and build positive relationships with each other.
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Learn how the Character Playbook course teaches students essential SEL skills using stories and characters. Students navigate the scenarios and practice SEL skills to respond effectively, while also developing their Vocabulary, Reading Fluency and Inferencing skills.
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