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Teachers

Definition: Integrity means doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Discussion Points

  • Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t always easy.
  • Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t always fun.
  • Being honest, fair, and responsible is up to you.
    • Possible activities to review the discussion point:

    • The group should form a circle. Ask a question and allow students to toss a bean bag to those who would like to answer the question.
    • Play tic-tac-toe by dividing the group into teams. Write discussion questions on a post-it note and place them on the tic-tac-toe grid. Allow a representative from the team to select a post-it note and as a team develop an answer to the question. If they get it right they may put their teams marker (x or o) on the grid.

    Activity 1: A Bike Like Sergio’s

    Read A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts. Discuss with students how Ruben showed integrity when he did the right thing and returned the money. Explain that doing the right thing isn’t always fun or easy.

    Materials Needed:
    • A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts or on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/yq06XKoWD50?t=12s

    Activity 2: Doing The Right Thing

    Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student activity sheet A - 1 copy per student

    Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

    Explain that a script is a form of writing; a dialogue between characters in a movie, play, or broadcast. Utilizing the immersive reader students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example script below. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to complete student activity sheet C and share.

    After students have finished, discuss the listening comprehension questions together.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Activity Sheet C - 1 per student
    • Pencil for each student

    An example of a script with children demonstrating integrity:
    PJ: Hey Chris I got the answers to the test off of Mr. B’s desk. Do you want to see them?
    Chris: No, I don’t think it would be right.

    If time allows students may partner together and role play the script.

    Script Writing and Animation

    In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating and not demonstrating integrity. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

    Materials Needed:
    • Script sheet for each group
    • Pencil for each student

    An example of a script with children demonstrating integrity:
    PJ:Hey Chris I got the answers to the test off of Mr. B’s desk. Do you want to see them?
    Chris: No, I don’t think it would be right.

    An example of a script with children not demonstrating integrity:
    PJ: (picking money up off the floor and slips it in his pocket)br> Chris: Hey PJ. I lost my $20. Have you seen it?
    PJ: No, I haven’t but I’ll let you know if I do.

    Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

    Lesson Review

    Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.

    Read Aloud Recommendations:

    Completing a read aloud with students is a great way for them to see and learn social skills as well as incorporating reading skills. Below are some books that could be used to reinforce the concept. Read and discuss as appropriate for level and as time allows throughout the lesson.

  • That’s Mine Horace by Holly Keller
  • Fancy Nancy, My Family History by Jane O’Connor
  • Stand Tall!: A book about integrity by Cheri J. Meiners
  • Integrity: What Kids Shouldn’t Do and Why by Marvin Soskil and Charles Berton
  • The Empty Pot by Demi
  • Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill
  • Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
  • Materials Needed:
    • Student Lesson Review sheet - 1 per student
    • Pencil for each student

    Students

    Go to only student curriculum

    Student Activity Sheet A

    Draw or write about a time you did the right thing.

    Student Activity Sheet B

    Directions: Draw a comic to match the script you listened to.

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: Draw a picture to share how you can show integrity.

    I can show integrity by