Looking for SEL opportunities in the pages of Scope? We've got you covered! Check out two features in the December/January issue that tap into social awareness, self-awareness, and self-management.
1. Narrative Nonfiction: “Nothing Holds Me Back”
SEL skills: social awareness
Noah Carver’s amazing story is sure to stick with your students long after they finish reading. Learning about the unique challenges blindness can present from Noah, 15, will help students engage in perspective-taking, empathy, appreciating diversity, and respect for others. As a class, they will consider such questions as: What does it mean to be inclusive? Why do people make assumptions about others? What is the value of asking each other questions about things we don’t understand? What is the value of a growth mindset?
2. Short Read: “How Stars Beat Stress”
SEL skills: self-awareness, self-management
This short text explores the science of stress and provides several tips—used by celebrities and approved by experts—for keeping stress under control. As a class, students will consider such questions as: How do our emotions and thoughts influence our behavior? Our health? How can we regulate our emotions and behaviors in different situations? What strategies can I implement to help manage stress?
The Scope Ideabook is for teachers looking for awesome ideas on all things ELA. It’s where you’ll find fresh, creative, practical ways to use the phenomenal resources available to you through this award-winning magazine.
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