Friday, February 3, 2017

Empathy (Hey, Little Ant)

Hey, Little Ant is a great book that challenges readers to look at life from an insect's point of view.  It is the perfect book for teaching empathy.   It can be really difficult for young students to understand the concept of "standing in someone's shoes" and this book does a really good job of showing just what this means.  
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Hey, Little Ant can be used to teach so many different topics.  The teacher's guide lists the following:
  • Respecting differences
  • Fostering respect for all living things
  • Considering stereotypes
  • Recognizing alternatives to resolving tension through violence
  • Exploring concepts of big and small, powerful and powerless
  • Standing up to peer pressure

  • Connections:
    I absolutely love the lesson that lunchbuddiesplus shared on her blog.  She uses Hey, Little Ant to show the difference between  a "thinking of you" person vs. a "just me" person.

    You can also get some ideas from the Hey, Little Ant Teacher's Guide.

    Some good resources on TPT:
    Social Skills, Perspective Taking, Thinking about others  ($3.50)
    Social Skills, Perspective Taking, Thinking about others

    Bullying- Hey Little Ant! ($3.50)
    Bullying- Hey Little Ant!

    These are all FREE on TPT:
    Hey Little Ant Point of View by Lockwood's Little Learners
    Hey Little Ant Point of View

    Ant Writing Response Pages {Freebie} by Jen Ross - Teacher by the Beach
    Ant Writing Response Pages {Freebie}

    Hey, Little Ant Opinion/Persuasive Writing by Creativity-To-The-Core
    FREEBIE Hey, Little Ant Opinion/Persuasive Writing

    Ant Craftivity by Kelly-Morgan
    Persuasion- Hey Little Ant

    Hey Little Ant Bulletin Board Writing  by Working-4-The-Classroom
    Hey Little Ant Bulletin Board Writing Pages
    Hey, Little Ant! Reader's Theater by Hanssen-House
    Hey, Little Ant! Reader's Theater

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