Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Change Your Mindset: Growth Mindset Activities for the Classroom (Gr. 1–2)

Change Your Mindset: Growth Mindset Activities for the Classroom (Gr. 1–2)

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 1

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.1.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Activity Page
The Best You Can Be 9
Great Effort 15
Learning from Mistakes 21
I Believe in Myself 27
Big Dreams 33
Growing Beyond, Unit 6 37
Challenged to Grow 39
Creativity Counts 45
You Can Improve 51
Never Give Up 63
This Is GRIT! 69
Brain Training 75

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.1.10: With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

Activity Page
Misty Copeland 8
Michael Jordan 14
Thomas Edison 20
Bindi Irwin 26
Kwame Alexander 32
Growing Beyond, Unit 6 37
Albert Einstein 38
Growing Beyond, Unit 7 43
Mo Willems 44
Help Is on the Way! 47
Emily Blunt 50
Walt Disney 56
Ben Underwood 62
Growing Beyond, Unit 11 67
Bethany Hamilton 68
Growing Beyond, Unit 12 73
Katherine Johnson 74

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 1

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.1.3: Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

Activity Page
Doing Your Best 12
Have Some Courage 40
Growing Beyond, Unit 7 43
A Gritty Tale 71

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.1.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Activity Page
The Best You Can Be 9
Best of Friends 10
Doing Your Best 12
Great Effort 15
Giving Your Best 18
Learning from Mistakes 21
Taught by Mistake 24
I Believe in Myself 27
I Can Do Anything 30
Big Dreams 33
Stars & Wishes 34
Reaching for the Stars 36
Challenged to Grow 39
Have Some Courage 40
Creativity Counts 45
Help Is on the Way! 47
You Can Improve 51
Practicing for the Future 54
All About Feedback 57
Giraffes Can't Dance 65
Just Not Yet 66
This Is GRIT! 69
Brain Training 75
Your Brain Is a Muscle 77
I Can Train My Brain 78

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 1

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.1.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Activity Page
Best of Friends 10
Growing Beyond, Unit 2 13
Great Effort 15
Your Best 16
Growing Beyond, Unit 3 19
We Made This! 22
I Believe in Myself 27
Stars & Wishes 34
Go for the Goal 35
Have Some Courage 40
Being Brave 41
Help Is on the Way! 47
Friendly Feedback 58
TAG—You're It! 59
I Can't Do That YET 64
Growing Beyond, Unit 11 67
Don't Give Up 70
Brain Training 75

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.1.4: Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

Activity Page
Best of Friends 10
Great Effort 15
Growing Beyond, Unit 3 19
I Believe in Myself 27
Reflection of Me 28
Stars & Wishes 34
Go for the Goal 35
Help Is on the Way! 47
Balloon Tennis 52
Don't Give Up 70
Brain Training 75

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 2

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Activity Page
The Best You Can Be 9
Great Effort 15
Learning from Mistakes 21
I Believe in Myself 27
Big Dreams 33
Growing Beyond, Unit 6 37
Challenged to Grow 39
Creativity Counts 45
You Can Improve 51
Never Give Up 63
This Is GRIT! 69
Brain Training 75

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.2.10: By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Activity Page
Misty Copeland 8
Michael Jordan 14
Thomas Edison 20
Bindi Irwin 26
Kwame Alexander 32
Growing Beyond, Unit 6 37
Albert Einstein 38
Growing Beyond, Unit 7 43
Mo Willems 44
Help Is on the Way! 47
Emily Blunt 50
Walt Disney 56
Ben Underwood 62
Growing Beyond, Unit 11 67
Bethany Hamilton 68
Growing Beyond, Unit 12 73
Katherine Johnson 74

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 2

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.2.3: Write narratives in which they recount a well elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Activity Page
Doing Your Best 12
Have Some Courage 40
Growing Beyond, Unit 7 43
A Gritty Tale 71

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Activity Page
The Best You Can Be 9
Best of Friends 10
Doing Your Best 12
Great Effort 15
Giving Your Best 18
Learning from Mistakes 21
Taught by Mistake 24
I Believe in Myself 27
I Can Do Anything 30
Big Dreams 33
Stars & Wishes 34
Go for the Goal 35
Reaching for the Stars 36
Challenged to Grow 39
Have Some Courage 40
Creativity Counts 45
Help Is on the Way! 47
You Can Improve 51
Practicing for the Future 54
All About Feedback 57
Giraffes Can't Dance 65
Just Not Yet 66
This Is GRIT! 69
Brain Training 75
Your Brain Is a Muscle 77
I Can Train My Brain 78

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 2

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.2.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Activity Page
Best of Friends 10
Growing Beyond, Unit 2 13
Great Effort 15
Your Best 16
Growing Beyond, Unit 3 19
We Made This! 22
I Believe in Myself 27
Stars & Wishes 34
Go for the Goal 35
Have Some Courage 40
Being Brave 41
Help Is on the Way! 47
Friendly Feedback 58
TAG—You're It! 59
I Can't Do That YET 64
Growing Beyond, Unit 11 67
Don't Give Up 70
Brain Training 75

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.2.4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

Activity Page
Best of Friends 10
Great Effort 15
Growing Beyond, Unit 3 19
I Believe in Myself 27
Reflection of Me 28
Stars & Wishes 34
Go for the Goal 35
Help Is on the Way! 47
Balloon Tennis 52
Don't Give Up 70
Brain Training 75

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