Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Change Your Mindset: Growth Mindset Activities for the Classroom (Gr. 5+)

Change Your Mindset: Growth Mindset Activities for the Classroom (Gr. 5+)

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 5

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.5.10: 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 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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Katharine Hepburn 8
Wilma Rudolph 14
Bruno Mars 20
Jessica Cox 26
Lin-Manuel Miranda 32
Cesar Chavez 38
Malala Yousafzai 44
Rudy Garcia-Tolson 50
J.K. Rowling 56
Chris Downey 62
Growing Beyond, Unit 11 67
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 68
Maya Angelou 74

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 5

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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The Greatest Day 36
Share Your Story 58
Just Not Yet 66
Do You Have Grit? 70

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Page
Growing Beyond, Unit 7 43
My Gritty Hero 72

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.5.4: 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.)

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Best of the Best 9
Common Ground 10
Be Your Best 12
Determined to Succeed 15
Toss Up 16
Best Effort 17
Master Plan 18
Making Mistakes 21
The Book of Mistakes 23
Mistakes or Lessons? 24
Learning to Fly 27
Fearlessly Brave 30
3-2-1 Go! 33
Get SMART 34
A Vision for the Future 35
The Greatest Day 36
Staying Strong 39
Acts of Courage 40
Have Some Courage 41
Face the Fear 42
Growing Beyond, Unit 7 43
Find Another Path 45
App-tastic Solutions 47
Overcoming Hurdles 48
Practice Makes Progress 51
Walk a Mile 52
Change the World 54
Fantastic Feedback 57
Share Your Story 58
Just Like Magic 59
Feedback, Not Failure 60
Light in the Dark 63
Discover the Power of Yet 64
Believe in the Power of Yet 65
Just Not Yet 66
Grab Some GRIT 69
Do You Have Grit? 70
A Gritty Gathering 71
My Gritty Hero 72
Growing Beyond, Unit 12 73
Train Your Brain 75
Born to Learn 77
New Attitude 78

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 5

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.5.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
Growing Beyond, Unit 1 7
Best of the Best 9
Common Ground 10
Growing Beyond, Unit 2 13
Best Effort 17
Making Mistakes 21
The Book of Mistakes 23
Learning to Fly 27
Get SMART 34
A Vision for the Future 35
Growing Beyond, Unit 6 37
Staying Strong 39
Acts of Courage 40
Find Another Path 45
30 Ways 46
App-tastic Solutions 47
Practice Makes Progress 51
Walk a Mile 52
Share Your Story 58
Just Like Magic 59
Growing Beyond, Unit 10 61
Light in the Dark 63
Discover the Power of Yet 64
Growing Beyond, Unit 11 67
Do You Have Grit? 70
Train Your Brain 75

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.5.4: Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

Activity Page
App-tastic Solutions 47
Walk a Mile 52
Share Your Story 58
Just Like Magic 59
Growing Beyond, Unit 11 67
Growing Beyond, Unit 12 73

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 6

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Activity Page
The Greatest Day 36
Share Your Story 58
Just Not Yet 66
Do You Have Grit? 70

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Activity Page
Growing Beyond, Unit 7 43
My Gritty Hero 72

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Page
Best of the Best 9
Common Ground 10
Be Your Best 12
Determined to Succeed 15
Toss Up 16
Best Effort 17
Master Plan 18
Making Mistakes 21
The Book of Mistakes 23
Mistakes or Lessons? 24
Learning to Fly 27
Fearlessly Brave 30
3-2-1 Go! 33
Get SMART 34
A Vision for the Future 35
The Greatest Day 36
Staying Strong 39
Acts of Courage 40
Have Some Courage 41
Face the Fear 42
Growing Beyond, Unit 7 43
Find Another Path 45
App-tastic Solutions 47
Overcoming Hurdles 48
Practice Makes Progress 51
Walk a Mile 52
Change the World 54
Fantastic Feedback 57
Share Your Story 58
Just Like Magic 59
Feedback, Not Failure 60
Light in the Dark 63
Discover the Power of Yet 64
Believe in the Power of Yet 65
Just Not Yet 66
Grab Some GRIT 69
Do You Have Grit? 70
A Gritty Gathering 71
My Gritty Hero 72
Growing Beyond, Unit 12 73
Train Your Brain 75
Born to Learn 77
New Attitude 78

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 6

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.6.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
Growing Beyond, Unit 1 7
Best of the Best 9
Common Ground 10
Growing Beyond, Unit 2 13
Best Effort 17
Making Mistakes 21
The Book of Mistakes 23
Learning to Fly 27
Get SMART 34
A Vision for the Future 35
Growing Beyond, Unit 6 37
Staying Strong 39
Acts of Courage 40
Find Another Path 45
30 Ways 46
App-tastic Solutions 47
Practice Makes Progress 51
Walk a Mile 52
Share Your Story 58
Just Like Magic 59
Growing Beyond, Unit 10 61
Light in the Dark 63
Discover the Power of Yet 64
Growing Beyond, Unit 11 67
Do You Have Grit? 70
Train Your Brain 75

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Activity Page
App-tastic Solutions 47
Walk a Mile 52
Share Your Story 58
Just Like Magic 59
Growing Beyond, Unit 11 67
Growing Beyond, Unit 12 73

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 6

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.6.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Activity Page
Katharine Hepburn 8
Wilma Rudolph 14
Bruno Mars 20
Jessica Cox 26
Lin-Manuel Miranda 32
Cesar Chavez 38
Malala Yousafzai 44
Rudy Garcia-Tolson 50
J.K. Rowling 56
Chris Downey 62
Growing Beyond, Unit 11 67
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 68
Maya Angelou 74

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