Monday, November 25, 2013

Learning Skills: Self-Regulation

The Ontario Government has identified and targeted six key learning skills for student success. Libraries can help teachers and students to understand and develop these skills by providing picture books that model these behaviours and the issues surrounding them.

Learning Skills and Work Habits Sample Behaviours: Responsibility, Organization, Independent Work, Collaboration, Initiative, Self Regulation.

The student:
• sets own individual goals and monitors progress towards achieving them;
• seeks clarification or assistance when needed;
• assesses and reflects critically on own strengths, needs, and interests;
• identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals;
• perseveres and makes an effort when responding to challenges.

Meet Howard B. Wigglebottom, a curious rabbit who just doesn't listen! Howard is always in trouble at school because he doesn’t listen even when told by his teacher during story time to stop bouncing around the room and sit down and be quiet. But Howard doesn’t listen. And because he doesn’t listen Howard was always in trouble. 

This book is about how a young girl gets very angry at her little sister. The author goes through her emotions as she is feeling them and describes them the way a child might feel them. Sophie who is very angry has to do special things to help her calm down like run, cry, and just be by herself. After she has done these things. She is able to calm down and go back home to her family.

Title Author
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Carol McCloud
The Scared Gang  Eadaoin Bhreathnach
Words Are Not for Hurting  Elizabeth Verdick
Miss Nelson Is Missing!  Harry Allard
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen Howard Bikow
First Day Jitters  Julie Danneberg
Time to Say "Please"!  Mo Willems
When Sophie gets angry--really, really angry Molly Bang
Control Theory and Systems Biology  Pablo A. Iglesias
Class Clown  Robert Munsch
Something Good  Robert Munsch
The Boy In The Drawer  Robert Munsch
My Bossy Dolly Steve Metzger

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