Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Change Your Mindset: Growth Mindset Activities for the Classroom (Gr. 3-4)

Change Your Mindset: Growth Mindset Activities for the Classroom (Gr. 3-4)

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 3

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Activity Page
Time & Effort 15
Beautiful Mistakes 21
Confidence Is Key 27
Go for the Goal! 33
Determined to Succeed 39
Overcoming Obstacles 45
Determined to Improve 51
Giving Feedback 57
Motivated to Move 63

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.3.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Activity Page
Jesse Owens 8
Sidney Poitier 14
James Dyson 20
Oprah Winfrey 26
Juliette Gordon Low 32
Shaquem Griffin 38
Steven Spielberg 44
Lionel Messi 50
Grace Lin 56
Amberley Snyder 62
Simone Biles 68
Frida Kahlo 74

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 3

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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Your Best 12
Believe It, Be It 30
Three-Part Stories 52
Improve Your Story 59
How Gritty Are You? 70
I've Got Grit 72
Imagine If... 78

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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Invented by Mistake 22

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.4: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Page
Growing Beyond, Unit 1 7
Doing Your Best 9
The Best of Me 10
Your Best 12
Growing Beyond, Unit 2 13
Time & Effort 15
10,000 Hours 17
Practice Makes Progress 18
Growing Beyond, Unit 3 19
Beautiful Mistakes 21
Invented by Mistake 22
The Most Magnificent Thing 23
Try, Try Again 24
Growing Beyond, Unit 4 25
Confidence Is Key 27
Say Something Nice 28
Expert Advice 29
Believe It, Be It 30
Go for the Goal! 33
Three Stars & One Wish 34
SMART Goals 35
Ladder to Success 36
Determined to Succeed 39
How Hard Is This? 40
Keep Together 41
It's Up to Me 42
Overcoming Obstacles 45
A Bigger Boat 48
Determined to Improve 51
Three-Part Stories 52
Better & Better 54
Growing Beyond, Unit 9 55
Giving Feedback 57
Improve Your Story 59
Closing the Loop 60
Motivated to Move 63
The Power of Yet 64
Not Yet, But Soon! 65
Keep Learning 66
GRIT Is Good 69
How Gritty Are You? 70
Gritty Heroes 71
I've Got Grit 72
Grow Your Brain 75
Imagine If... 78

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 3

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
Growing Beyond, Unit 1 7
Doing Your Best 9
The Best of Me 10
Growing Beyond, Unit 2 13
Time & Effort 15
How Much Effort Do I Give? 16
Beautiful Mistakes 21
Confidence Is Key 27
Go for the Goal! 33
Three Stars & One Wish 34
SMART Goals 35
Growing Beyond, Unit 6 37
Determined to Succeed 39
How Hard Is This? 40
Overcoming Obstacles 45
Determined to Improve 51
Pair & Share 58
Improve Your Story 59
Motivated to Move 63
Gritty Heroes 71
Grow Your Brain 75
Fixed or Growth? 76
Brain Training 77

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.3.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

Activity Page
Time & Effort 15
Beautiful Mistakes 21
Expert Advice 29
Go for the Goal! 33
Growing Beyond, Unit 7 43
Determined to Improve 51
Improve Your Story 59

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 4

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Activity Page
Time & Effort 15
Beautiful Mistakes 21
Confidence Is Key 27
Go for the Goal! 33
Determined to Succeed 39
Overcoming Obstacles 45
Determined to Improve 51
Giving Feedback 57
Motivated to Move 63

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.4.10: By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Activity Page
Jesse Owens 8
Sidney Poitier 14
James Dyson 20
Oprah Winfrey 26
Juliette Gordon Low 32
Shaquem Griffin 38
Steven Spielberg 44
Lionel Messi 50
Grace Lin 56
Amberley Snyder 62
Simone Biles 68
Frida Kahlo 74

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 4

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Activity Page
Your Best 12
Believe It, Be It 30
Three-Part Stories 52
Improve Your Story 59
How Gritty Are You? 70
I've Got Grit 72
Imagine If... 78

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Page
Invented by Mistake 22

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.4.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Page
Growing Beyond, Unit 1 7
Doing Your Best 9
The Best of Me 10
Your Best 12
Growing Beyond, Unit 2 13
Time & Effort 15
10,000 Hours 17
Practice Makes Progress 18
Growing Beyond, Unit 3 19
Beautiful Mistakes 21
Invented by Mistake 22
The Most Magnificent Thing 23
Try, Try Again 24
Growing Beyond, Unit 4 25
Confidence Is Key 27
Say Something Nice 28
Expert Advice 29
Believe It, Be It 30
Go for the Goal! 33
Three Stars & One Wish 34
SMART Goals 35
Ladder to Success 36
Determined to Succeed 39
How Hard Is This? 40
Keep Together 41
It's Up to Me 42
Overcoming Obstacles 45
A Bigger Boat 48
Determined to Improve 51
Three-Part Stories 52
Better & Better 54
Growing Beyond, Unit 9 55
Giving Feedback 57
Improve Your Story 59
Closing the Loop 60
Motivated to Move 63
The Power of Yet 64
Not Yet, But Soon! 65
Keep Learning 66
GRIT Is Good 69
How Gritty Are You? 70
Gritty Heroes 71
I've Got Grit 72
Grow Your Brain 75
Imagine If... 78

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 4

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.4.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
Growing Beyond, Unit 1 7
Doing Your Best 9
The Best of Me 10
Growing Beyond, Unit 2 13
Time & Effort 15
How Much Effort Do I Give? 16
Beautiful Mistakes 21
Confidence Is Key 27
Go for the Goal! 33
Three Stars & One Wish 34
SMART Goals 35
Growing Beyond, Unit 6 37
Determined to Succeed 39
How Hard Is This? 40
Overcoming Obstacles 45
Determined to Improve 51
Pair & Share 58
Improve Your Story 59
Motivated to Move 63
Gritty Heroes 71
Grow Your Brain 75
Fixed or Growth? 76
Brain Training 77

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.4.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

Activity Page
Time & Effort 15
Beautiful Mistakes 21
Expert Advice 29
Go for the Goal! 33
Growing Beyond, Unit 7 43
Determined to Improve 51
Improve Your Story 59

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