Celebrating Empathy and Kindness

Celebrating Empathy
and Kindness

ELA, SEL, Civics + Social Engagement | Grades 2–5

Use these remote-ready lessons and activities to help students develop literacy skills and learn about social issues.

ASSIGN STUDENT WORK

Review and assign these step-by-step student activities:

Google doc:

  1. Open the link for the relevant Google Doc above.
  2. Click the blue "Make a Copy" button.
  3. Customize the Assignments box as described below.
  4. Share the Student Assignment Google Doc with your students.

Print Packet/PDF:

  1. Download the relevant Print Packet/PDF above.
  2. Customize the Assignments box as described below.
  3. Distribute the packets to your students.
CUSTOMIZATION TIPS

When assigning student work, use the “Assignments” box to:

  • Indicate which assignments students should complete
  • Customize the materials to your class’s needs, including any tips and supporting tasks
  • Assign due date(s)

Working with younger students?

  • Duplicate the Student Assignment Google Doc and share one assignment at a time
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The Red Nose Day materials were originally developed for classroom instruction. To supplement the above student work with discussion and differentiation, review and adapt the program resources listed below.

GRADES 2–5 LESSONSELA, HISTORY + SEL
2 - 5
Full Program / Includes All Lessons + Routines Shown Below
ELA, SEL, Civics + Social Engagement
2 - 5
Planning for Teachable Moments / Program Overview
Persuasive writing • Critical thinking • Classroom management
2 - 5
Building Classroom Routines to Develop Empathy
Understanding empathy • Building community • Classroom management
2 - 5
Writing for Informed Social Action (100th Day of School)
Persuasive writing • Research • Making evidence-based claims
2 - 5
Building Empathy Through Reading (National Reading Month)
Reading nonfiction text • Text analysis • Practicing empathy
2 - 5
Writing Humor With Figurative Language (April Fool’s Day)
Figurative language • Joke writing • Practicing presentation
GRADES 2–5 ACTIVITY SHEETSELA, HISTORY + SEL
2 - 3
Write a Letter to an Elected Official About Ending Poverty
Civics • Persuasive writing • Vocabulary
2 - 3
Reading About Kid-Powered Solutions to Poverty
Text comprehension • Understanding civic engagement
2 - 5
Writing Jokes With Puns and Hyperbole
Vocabulary • Creative writing • Public speaking
2 - 5
Nomination Form to Acknowledge a Classmate
Persuasive Writing • Community Building
4 - 5
Write a Letter to an Elected Official About Ending Poverty
Vocabulary • Writing strategy • Civics
4 - 5
Reading About Kid-Powered Solutions to Poverty
Text comprehension • Understanding civic engagement
STUDENT RECOGNITION
2 - 5
Poster: Celebrating Empathy and Kindness Among Students
Community-building • SEL development
2 - 5
Zoom Background: Celebrating Empathy and Kindness Among Students
Community-building • SEL development
VIDEOSInspiring Change
O Understanding Childhood Poverty
Lessons on how to make a difference
READING PASSAGESSEL + Civics
2 - 5
Narratives of Hope
Real children share stories of change
  • O = Videos

Go back to the Red Nose Day in School homepage for more resources.