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Respect for Self

Grade Trait Literature Title and Summary
5 Self-Respect Dear Mr. Henshaw (excerpt in Houghton Mifflin Grade 5) Dear Mr. Henshaw    
Students will read an excerpt from the novel Dear Mr. Henshaw and identify Leigh’s demonstration of the trait of self-respect. By examining the main character’s series of letters to Mr. Henshaw, students will analyze changes in Leigh’s feelings throughout the story and understand how the author uses letters to reflect the character’s growth and development. Students write letters to Leigh, and to themselves, regarding issues of self-respect. (Two or three 45-50 minute lessons)