Students need to understand what is inside their control and what is outside of their control. This resource is a great companion to “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and for effectively and engagingly teaching about the circle of control. This is the type of resource that you will find yourself pulling out and using over and over again with students!
*Now with Google Slides TM for virtual learning! Including directions for embedding a video of the read aloud.*
This resource includes:
Written lesson plan
24 sorting cards representing problems Alexander faces in the book (all including visuals)
24 sorting cards representing other common problems (or concepts) for school age children (all including visuals)
Poster (scales up clearly as needed!)
ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors
Demonstrate effective coping skills when faced with a problem
CASEL (Social Emotional Learning) Competencies
Responsible Decision Making
Students must understand the difference between things in their control and things outside of their control in order to act responsibility, be effective problem solvers, and cope with challenges. This lesson is hands-on and visual to help students connect with the idea and begin to apply the knowledge to their own lives.
How to Use This Resource
With class lessons, small group counseling, or individual sessions! This resource also works great as part of a problem solving, responsibility, or coping and resiliency unit.
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