I Am Every Good Thing Activities
Young children navigate who they are, their strengths, and unique traits in I Am Every Good Thing, a lyrical ode to confidence. I Am Every Good Thing activities help kids think of all the amazing ways they can make a difference. Not only do the activities support Social Emotional Learning, but also English Language Arts. With the activities included, students will be able to:
- create a new book cover.
- respond to writing prompts.
- write about what makes them proud.
- write character traits.
- write affirmations for themselves.
- determine the book’s theme.
- explore figurative language.
- write sentences with story vocabulary.
- make a word cloud.
- compare and contrast Derrick Barnes’s books.
- reflect on and respond to discussion questions and writing prompts.
Activities can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to provide them with a choice, or to focus on a particular skill.
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About the Book and Soundscape
The book is narrated by a confident Black boy who shares everything he’s proud of. His dreams are big, and he’s planning to make them come true.
The soundscape is filled with laughter and basketball sounds. While skateboards and bass guitar complement this ode to Black boys.