Interactive read alouds are a perfect way to address social-emotional learning in the classroom. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell is a wonderful book that shows children to be proud of who you are no matter what anyone says. The book focuses on a little girl who is a bit different taking her grandmother's advice to stand tall.
The materials provided include, a 3-step lesson plan, read aloud comprehension questions, two student activities, discussion questions, and self-talk card. See the preview for more detail.
** The Book, , is necessary for this resource. **
What You Get
3-Step Read Aloud Lesson Plan for with corresponding student activities.
Sticky Note Comprehension Questions (with printing directions) and a 1-pg sheet of questions and vocabulary.
Connecting to the Story Worksheets - students pick on character trait from the book and then they choose one of their own traits to be proud of.
Proud Circles - students add their unique trait to a circle and why they are proud.
Discussion Questions - 18 text dependent discussion questions to extend students' understanding of the book. Can be used in whole group, small group, or with individual students.
This resource is for classroom teachers, school counselors, or other school staff looking to integrate social-emotional learning into the classroom. The book is required to use this resource.
- Names the emotions felt by characters in stories.
- Describes a time you felt the same way a story character felt.
- Describes things you do well.
- Describes situations in which you feel confident.
- Identifies the personal traits of characters in stories.
- Describes an achievement that makes you feel proud.