June Character Education Trait Resource List: Spotlight on Perseverance

June 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Submitted by our fabulous reference librarian, Natalie C. 

The TDSB Professional Library has created an updated resource list of JK-12 fiction and multimedia materials supporting the June Character Education trait: Perseverance!

The full list is available through the Professional Library AW Character Education List forum. Here are some highlights (the maple leaf means they are Canadian):

Elementary Titles

  • 🍁 Oscar Lives Next Door by B. Farmer: Originally having learned to play the trumpet, a young Oscar Peterson has to give up his preferred instrument after suffering tuberculosis. Not giving up on music, Peterson takes up the piano instead.
  • The Wild Robot by P. Brown: When a robot wakes up on an unfamiliar island, she must use her skills in deductive reasoning to survive.

Intermediate Titles

  • 🍁 Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War by J. D. Humphreys & M. Chikwanine: When 5-year-old Michael is kidnapped by rebel militants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a child soldier, he must draw on his strength of spirit to survive.
  • 🍁 Stay Strong: A Musician’s Journey from Congo by N. Hyde: A refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gentil Misigaro and his family traveled from country to country to find peace, with Gentil using music to help him persevere.

Young Adult Titles

  • 🍁 Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston: Finding out that she is pregnant after being drugged and raped, Hermione perseveres, refusing to let the events define her.
  • Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: A Novel of Haiti by L.A. Wagner: After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Magdalie works hard to accept her new life in a refugee camp without her cousin Nadine.

These resource lists are produced to support teacher-librarians and teachers as they deliver instruction regarding the Character Education initiative and may be appropriate for read-alouds, literature circles, library displays, and more. Please note the following points:

  • These are selected resources based on favourable literature reviews;
  • The Professional Library may own some of the listed books; teachers should also check their school libraries or local public libraries for availability;
  • Teachers should preview the books for appropriateness before instructional use or recommending them to students.
  • Related media resources are selected from TDSB Teaching Resources and the TDSB Virtual Library.

Access all the Character Education Trait Lists: https://bit.ly/PLcharactere . Note: you must be logged in to your TDSB Google Account to view.

These links are available in TDSB digital spaces only.  For more information, contact us at (416) 395-8289 or professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca. For assistance with logging into your TDSB Google account, please visit http://bit.ly/PLhowtologin.

 

 

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