FINDING MORE BOOKS TO TEACH THE SEVEN HABITS
If you’re looking for Habits 1-3 (and 5 essential paradigms, click on the image below!
Habits 4-8 are known as the “external victory.” These are the changes other people will see in you! Again, I’ve worked to ensure a variety of text types (picture books, chapter books, graphic novels) and diverse reads. I became painfully aware of the “holes” in my classroom library last year as I realized several of my students were not represented. This list is far from perfect, but it’s a good starting point, so let’s dive in!
HABIT 4: THINK WIN-WIN
This set of texts includes several classic favorites. Each character is an “overcomer” and works to find a solution that requires working with a positive attitude, no matter what their circumstances are. I love “overcomer” stories and the connections my students make with them. These are no exception!
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller