I recently attended a webinar "Feel the Feelings: Crafting Picture Books" with Bethany Hegedus, author and founder of The Writing Barn. As a result, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is front and center in my brain. Bethany emphasized that readers should be able to take away kindness, empathy, understanding, bravery, and inclusion after reading picture books.
Here are five SEL components:
- Social Awareness
- Relationship Skills
- Responsible Decision-Making
Pay attention to these--because there will be a test!
Without further ado, here are two picture books from Sleeping Bear Press.
She set off, backpack ready with all of her essentials, and everything went according to plan. Until she met,
Which SEL skills does Jennifer Sattler subtly communicate to the reader in ROCK AND VOLE? Leave me your thoughts in the comments.
"Where's my cow?"Queasy, the egret gulped.Sputtered. Plunged.Ker-thump.
Fearing he'd never find his cow, he wouldn't fly far from home.
His cow encouraged him to try again and look for the cow with twitching ears.
As the following illustration shows, that didn't work!
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