Have you found good online resources that deals with the daily life of students?
Find them at It’s My Life de PBS Kids … In Spanish!
This site has reading materials on topics such as school, moving, etc., and the content can be accessed in both Spanish and English, and it includes crossword puzzles, as well as games, and writing exercises.
How could you use this resource?
Students face so many issues at such young ages. Character building can often help students deal with daily life concerns. Two good online resources can be found at Do the Right Thing - Character Building and Character Education - Free Resources, Materials, Lesson Plans. Hope you find something there that is useful in helping students deal with daily life.
I have a list of some Social-Emotional Learning Curriculums Online I'd like to share. I think this used to be called Character Learning and is currently known as Anti-Bullying Preventions.
1. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) (www.casel.org) was established to advance the science of social and emotional learning (SEL) and to expand coordinated, evidence-based SEL practice. Resources include the Sustainable Schoolwide Social and Emotional Learning (SEL): Implementation Guide and Toolkit.
2. The Safetyzone (www.safetyzone.org/index.html), a project of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, is a clearinghouse for information and material related to school safety. The Web site offers eight school safety technical assistance guides.
*3. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (www.clemson.edu/olweus or http:www.olweus.org/public/bullied_child.page) is internationally recognized as a model program for preventing or reducing bullying in elementary and middle schools. It trains not just the students, but also teachers, staff, and parents to take a stand on bullying. (This program is used in one of the School Districts in which I've substituted. So far, it seems to be successful.)
4. Peace Games (http://peacegames.org) forms partnerships with elementary schools, families, and young adult volunteers to empower students as peacemakers to create their own safe classrooms and communities.
5. Committee for Children (www.cfchildren.org) provides classroom programs that focus on the topics of youth violence, bullying, child abuse, personal safety, and emergent literacy(beginning literacy). Includes information on Steps to Respect, a bullying prevention program shown to be effective in grades 3-6.
(This list was published in the ASCD's May 2007 Educational Leadership pages 32-38, it was on page 37.)
Thanks, cmuller, for a great list of resources and such thorough annotations that describe each website. I read some other discussions in this Community that relate to this topic.
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Some of the information in these discussions may add to your resources for Social-Emotional Learning Curriculums Online. Thanks for sharing.
A lesson from ReadWriteThink called Reader Response in Hypertext: Making Personal Connections to Literature (9-12) provides an opportunity for students to respond in various ways to what they read. The lesson encourages them to read a novel of their choice and then complete several activities related to what they have read.
Oftentimes, we see ourselves in what we read. This lesson could prompt students to examine how a character in a novel deals with some of the same daily life issues of the reader.