Books for use with small groups, individual students, and in classroom to help support students social and emotional development.


Let Me Finish!Spoiler alert: this character in this story is trying to avoid spoilers. The young boy just wants to read a good book, but everyone keeps interrupting him.

Activity: Discuss what’s happening as you read and ask students to make personal connections. Also discuss the feelings you see- for example, the animals are excited and thus having a hard time with self control while the boy is frustrated. Have students create “Do Not Disturb I’m Reading” or “Do Not Disturb I’m Working” hang tags for their classroom or home.


Screen Shot 2018-06-19 at 3.48.41 PM.pngPapa just wants to read chicken a story, but he won’t stop interrupting. Will he ever be able to finish his bed time stories?

Activities: Trick your students, by asking one student before class to interrupt you as you are reading. After reading, let the class in on the surprise and ask everyone what it was like for them when the other student was interrupting. Check out Glue Sticks and Crayons activity. 

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