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Department of Education
The Anaheim Family YMCA Anaheim Achieves After-School Program participated in the Institute for Character Education Professional Development Program for teachers. The lessons presented here were developed by the participating YMCA teachers and are specifically designed for the after-school program setting. For infused character education English-Language Arts lessons designed for typical classroom use, click here.The Anaheim Achieves After-School Program staff choose supplemental children’s literature selections for some lessons, while other lessons are “free-standing” with no book purchase needed to conduct the lesson.
Team with the schools to promote character education as an integral curriculum component. Select strong and caring program personnel to carry out the program. Provide character-based lessons in the after-school program. Know, share, and live character education. Collaborate for goal achievement by capitalizing on community opportunities. Keep schools and staff informed about character education goals and progress. Celebrate successes with staff, daytime program personnel, and community.
After-school character education lessons are presented in two formats. One set of lessons is for programs with access to selected trade books. The other lessons have been developed as free-standing for use by after-school providers as stand-alone lessons. Use the printable page button to access worksheets in full page version.
Showing Respect Feels Good
The Feel Good Book (Todd Parr, Little, Brown and Company,
The Birthday Swamp
(Loretta Lopez, Lee and Low Books, Inc.,
A Chair For My Mother
(Vera B Williams, Mulberry Books,
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
(William Steig, Aladdin Paperbacks,
(Georgia Guback, Greenwillow Books,
The Batboy and His Violin
(Gavin Curtis, Aladdin Paperbacks,
Friendship and Good Sportsmanship Require Respect
(John Wooden, Inches and Miles, the Journey to Success, Perfection Learning Corporation)
Intro: Motivation and setting the standard
Through: Lesson plan development
Beyond: Application beyond the classroom
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