Leadership Story Sorts + a new 7 Habits {FREEBIE}

My coteacher recently returned from maternity leave, and we've spent some serious time revisiting the 7 Habits in what we call "family group meetings." We bring all 42 kids together so that they always hear the same thing from both of us at the same time. In addition, we want them to understand that we are all part of the same "family" at school. I have missed this element of our teaching partnership and I can't wait to get it going again!


One of the things we've brought in as a review activity are the story sorts from my Leadership Stories and Activities bundle.

For our third graders this year, we've read the stories in a whole group setting during our morning meeting. We give them time to debate and discuss which heading each social story belongs under. We've also used our content area lesson time to work through these stories as well.

Our 4th and 5th grade classes have been able to let students work in partners or independently to complete the sorts. I have really loved the discussions that come to life when we complete each sort.



The primary version of these sorts is actually a small group game!

Students will work to match the habit, an example of the habit in action, a non-example of the habit, and an illustration. You'll also find a Leaders Can/Have/Are anchor chart, an If/Then sort for each habit, and charts for you to create your own examples with your students. This is truly a resource you can use all year long to reinforce leadership skills!

In the intermediate edition, there are 4 scenarios for each habit with 2 different outcomes - a supporting example and a non-example. There are also blank cards for you or your students to write your own stories. Finally, you'll also find an intermediate set of the If/Then stories for your students to sort for each of the eight leadership habits.

Every class is different, and you know what will work best for your students. If you're using these make sure to show me on Instagram by tagging @elementarybookworm, or email me to share your thoughts!

Finally, I'm SO excited to share these FREE essential paradigms posters with you! If you sign up today, I'll be sure to send you some more FREEBIES for teaching leadership habits as well!

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    Make sure you check out the primary and intermediate versions of the story sorts to find the one that's right for your classroom. If you can't decide, there's always the bundle!

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    1. Thanks so much, Abby! I love the 7 Habits!
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    2. We have a small core of teachers that are introducing " Leader in Me" to our school They will present this next week. How difficult was it to implement? Right now everyone is so overwhelmed with Common Core that if it seems too labor intensive I don't think people will be receptive.

    3. How do I access them so I can print them out?