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Content Topic and Character Development Summary

 

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Playbooks® cover teaching topics and themes from Health/Nutrition to Social Studies. The list below helps teachers plan Playbooks® into their class curriculum.

All Playbook® stories are written in a manner that supports human qualities of redeeming value which in turn help students build character. The following provides a summary of the character development qualities specifically addressed in our stories. This information is helpful to teachers in selecting stories supporting a Character Education theme.

Playbook® Title

Content Level

Content Topic

Character Traits

Water Works

Grades PK-1

Health/Rhyme

Taking Care of Yourself

Friendship

 

Save Your Smile

Grades PK-1

Health/Rhyme

Responsibility

Caring, Helpfulness 

 

Babbles Bizarre

 Grades K-1

Rhyme/ Poetry

Friendship

Being Unique

 

Sam’s Secret

 Grades K-1

Friendship

Cooperation,
Working Together

Friendship

Loyalty

Time Will Tell

Grades K-2

Math/Telling Time

Loving to Learn

Responsibility

 

Bug Off!

 Grades K-2

Science/Bugs/Rhyme

Self Control & Discipline

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance

Compassion

Jake Can’t Fake It

 Grades K-2

Character Education

Responsibility

Self Control

Listening

Surprise! Uh-Oh! Oh, No!

Grades K-2

Character Education

Cooperation,
Working Together

Listening

 

There’s No One Like You

Grades K-2

Character Education

Being Unique &

 Proud of Who You Are

Understanding

 

The Three Goats Gruff

Grades K-2

Health/
Classic Literature With a Twist

Cooperation,
Working Together

 

 

Play a Song For Us

Grades K-3

Music

Cooperation,
Working Together

Listening

Appreciation for 
Performing Arts

I Want My Room Back

 Grades K-3

Taking Care of Things

Responsibility

Self Control

Caring, Helpfulness 

Coins For Me and You

Grades K-3

Math/Money

Responsibility

Family

 

The Glub Club

Grades 1-3

Science/Tide Pool Ecology

Loving to Learn

Family

 

The Three Little Pigs

 Grades 1-2

Classic Literature

Self Control & Discipline

Using Good Judgment

 

A Squirrel in Time

 Grades 1-3

Community

Cooperation,
Working Together

Family, Friendship

Listening, Understanding
& Acceptance

Doing the Dino Dip

 Grades 1-3

Music/ Practice

Cooperation,
Working Together

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance

Self Control & Discipline  

Dr. Fox & the Nosy Pig

 Grades 1-3

Physical Traits

Using Good Judgment

Being Unique

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance

Goldilocks & the Three Bears

 Grades 1-3

Classic Literature

Self Control & Discipline

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance

 

How to Catch Monsters

 Grades 1-3

Courage

Cooperation,
Working Together

Listening

 

The Berry Pie Mystery

 Grades 1-3

Community

Cooperation,
Working Together

Courage

Listening

The Klutzy Kangaroo

 Grades 1-3

Bullying

Self Control & Discipline

Friendship

 

The String Thing

 Grades 1-3

Team Work/Folk Tale

Cooperation, Working Together

Respect

Perseverance

Little Red Riding Hood

 Grades 1-3

Classic Literature

Following Directions

Listening

 

Jack and the Beanstalk

 Grades 1-4

Classic Literature

Responsibility

Self Control

Courage

Follow Your Feet

Grades 1-4

Transportation

Family

Loving to Learn

 

Ucky Duck

 Grades 1-4

Classic Literature With Modern Twist

Being Unique

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance

Friendship

Ick! I’m Sick!

 Grades 1-5

Health

Using Good Judgment

Good Hygiene

Friendship, Listening 

Coopersville Capers

 Grades 2-4

Compromise

Cooperation,
Working Together

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance

 

Ice Cream Dream

 Grades 2-4

Health/Nutrition

Self Control & Discipline

Using Good Judgment

 

Littlest Princess & the Butterfly

 Grades 2-4

Being Yourself

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance

Being Unique

 

The Me They Hardly See

 Grades 2-4

Disabilities

Being Unique/Believing
in Yourself

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance/Friendship

Setting Goals

Mini, The Super Watermelon

 Grades 2-5

Health

Cooperation,
Working Together

Being Unique

 

Sundance & the Bully

 Grades 2-5

Bullying

Cooperation,
Working Together

Using Good Judgment & Dealing With Peer Pressure

 

A Tumblestone Tune

Grades 3-5

Music

Courage

Making Decisions

 

Stone Soup

Grades 3-5

Folk Tales

Community

Cooperation,
Working Together

 

An Unexpected Path

 Grades 3-6

Native American People

Being Unique, Standing Strong

Believing in Yourself

 

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Grades 3-5

Classic Literature

Showing Compassion

Hope

 

My Wide World of Sports

Grades 3-6

Health/Sports

Being Active

Confidence

Goals

The Great Rhyme Travel Machine

Grades 3-6

Famous People/
Social Studies

Cooperation,
Working Together

Believing in Yourself, Listening, Respect 

 

The Great Rhyme Travel Machine 2:
African American Heroes

Grades 3-6

Famous People/
Social Studies

Believing in Yourself

Leadership

 

The Great Rhyme Travel Machine 3:
Saving Planet Earth

Grades 3-6

Famous People/
Social Studies

Believing in Yourself

Caring for the Environment

 

Send Me a Sign

Grades 3-6

Social Studies/Sign Language

Being Unique

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance

 

The Fairy & The Frog

 Grades 3-6

Legends

Trustworthiness & Curiosity

Friendship

Perseverance, courage

Tiny Heroes of the Waves

 Grades 3-6

Science/Biology

Cooperation,
Working Together

Believing in Yourself

Courage

Armando & Amanda

 Grades 4-6

Responsibility

Using Imagination

Friendship, Family

Believing in Yourself, Standing Strong

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

 Grades 4-6

Classic Literature/ Animal Science

Loyalty

Patience

Perseverance

Rumple-Stilt-Who?

 Grades 4-6

Classic Literature

Honesty

Helpfulness

Caring

The Baseball Equation

Grades 4-6

Math

Believing in Yourself

Perseverance

Encouragement

The Hairless Bear (Dealing with Cancer)

Grades 4-6

Health/ Cancer

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance

Perseverance

Courage, Hope

Fabulous Food Detectives

Grades 4-6

Health/Nutrition

Healthy Eating

Creativity/Scientific Thinking

Friendship

How Sandy Got Her Spin

Grades 4-7

Health/Exercise

Confidence

Goals

 

Watchamacallit Wizardry

 Grades 4-7

Mystery

Family, Friendship

Caring, Respect

Trusting, Encouragement

Who Gives a Hoot

Grades 4-8

Science/Owl Pellets

Self Esteem

Confidence

 

Questionella and the Perfect Prince

Grades 4-12

Test Taking Strategies

Confidence

Love of Learning

Helping Friends

A Snail’s Pace Race

 Grades 4-8

Sports/Achievement

Using Good Judgment

Perseverance, Standing Strong

Believing in Yourself

A Sweet Escape

 Grades 4-8

Classic Literature with a Modern Twist

Cooperation,
Working Together

Using Good Judgment, Discipline

Believing in Yourself

Peter Pan

 Grades 4-8

Classic Literature
With a Twist

Family, Friendship

Listening, Understanding & Acceptance

Compassion, Caring

Princess and the Pea

 Grades 4-8

Classic Literature With
a Modern Twist

Loyalty

Believing in Yourself, Independence

Acceptance

The Veggie Rap

 Grades 4-8

Health

Open Mindedness

Listening

Self Control

Jacob's Magic Mittens

Grades 4-8

Family

Caring, Helpfulness

Patience

Listening

Soccer Stars

Grades 4-9

Sports

Honesty, Forgiveness

Friendship

Humbleness

Ana Conda

Grades 5-6

Goals

Believing in Yourself

Following Your Dreams, Perseverance

Friendship, Trusting Others

Journeys of Discovery

Grades 5-8

Social Studies

Courage/Perseverance

Listening/Understanding

Belief/Hope

The Mustermill Project

Grades 5-8

Mystery

Family, Friendship

Making a Difference

Trusting, Believing 

Protecting The Magic

Grades 5-8

Mystery

Family, Friendship

Making a Difference

Trusting, Believing 

Rapunzel

 Grades 5-9

Classic Literature
With a Twist

Using Good Judgment

Fairness

Modesty

Surfing at Sunrise

Grades 6-9

Sports

Believing in Yourself, Perseverance

Friendship, Fairness, Self Control 

Using Good Judgment

Bats in the Belfry

Grades 6-9

London Fires/
Social Studies

Standing Up For Yourself

Making a Difference

Responsibility

Sundance Finds a Cigarette

Grades 7-9

Teenage Smoking

Using Good Judgment

Dealing With Peer Pressure

Family, Understanding

Railway Children

Grades 6-12

Classic Literature

Cooperation,
Working Together

Perseverance

Courage

Mission Humanity

Grades 6-12

Governmental Order

Cooperation,
Working Together

Family

Individuality

Sherman the Shy

Grades 6-12

Friendship/Love

Showing Compassion

Valuing Inner Beauty

Confidence & Humbleness

Around the World in 80 Days

Grades 7-12

Classic Literature

Setting & Achieving Goals

Time Management

Courage

I'm Not With Them

Grades 7-12

Teenage Drinking

Believing in Yourself

Friendship & Peer Pressure

Self Control and Discipline

Romeo and Juliet

Grades 6-12

Shakespeare/Classic Literature

 

 

 

The Comedy of Errors

Grades 7-12

Shakespeare/Classic Literature