D.R.E.A.M. Process – Third Step

E – Encourage effort

Goal

To increase student achievement through meaningful instruction that includes review, relatedness, integration, and strong connections to student’s real world

  • Expectation #4 We will cheer each other to success. Includes:  Literature, Music, Videos, Vocabulary, Writing Prompts, and Activities at three levels: Elementary   -   Middle School   -    High School
  • Life Principle:  Esprit de Corps - Includes activities, quote posters, literature/poetry, and other resources at three levels: Elementary   -   Middle School   -    High School
  • Quote: “No bees, No honey, No work, No money.”   Author Unknown

Vocabulary

Music

Media

Technology Activity:   Using their smart phones have students open their browser and search for ‘Top 10 Inspirational quote slide show’.  It will take them to a slide show of these quotes. 
For use with Smart Board, click on this address,  Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

Ask them to pick their favorite quote or two and enter in their journal or save in NOTES on their phone for future use.

Option:  Top 10 Winston Churchill Quotes

Suggested Activities

PreK – 2

Materials:
Encouragement Mind MapHave copies for each student or do whole group with projection of the mind map on the board.
Poster paper

Directions:

  • Have learners pair share what the word ‘encouragement means to them.
  • Encouragement  - use this link to Webster’s dictionary to do a lexicon
  • Option:  View the ‘Encouragement - Concert  Video   1 min.
  • Have learners pair share what encouragement was seen in the video.
  • Use a mind map to brainstorm the characteristics of an Encourager
  • Have the learners brainstorm words creating a poster of “Words of Encouragement” that may be displayed in the room. 

 Journal Reflection: (Select One)
           
Have learners draw or write for 3-5 minutes about:
                       
Someone encouraged me to….
                        I encouraged someone to

3rd -5th

Suggested Activities:

  • Have learners pair share what the word ‘encouragement means to them.
  • Encouragement  - use this link to Webster’s dictionary to do a lexicon
  • Option:  View the ‘Encouragement - Concert  Video   1 min.
  • Have learners pair share about what encouragement was seen in the video.
  • Create a mind map brainstorming the characteristics of an Encourager
  • Have the learners brainstorm words creating a poster ofWords – What  Encouragement Sounds Like!” to display in the room.
  • Have learners create a second poster, “Actions: What Encouragement Looks Like!”
  • Optional: Video Story Clip:  Do You Really Want It?   30 sec. – soccer player being encouraged.

Journal Reflections:  (Select one)

Have learners draw or write for 3-5 minutes about:

I like to be encouraged…
A time someone has encouraged me was….
I can encourage someone by…