In our classroom, we create an anchor chart titled “Ways We Will Show R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” using the ideas introduced in Keller’s book as a starting point. Having the students brainstorm and record ways we will show respect is a great way to build buy-in and set a high standard for respectful behavior in the classroom from day 1.
Year after year, I am impressed by the staying power of this approach to introducing behavior expectations in the elementary classroom. I hope you enjoy the same benefits of using this book and the idea of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. in your own classroom.
For more ideas about incorporating read alouds into your back to school lesson plans, check out all of our Books Teachers Love posts for August here.