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Fun Virtue Lesson About Consideration

Our Virtue Lesson About Consideration

A Unit Study to Help Young Catholics Learn About Being Considerate

 

 

The Lesson

This lesson celebrates the virtue of consideration and is intended to help Catholic kids practice and live their faith in a real way. It is designed to be used daily, over the course of a month. With a weekly core lesson, daily reinforcement with scripture discussions, prayer, and the incentive progress sheets, children learn quickly how to recognize and begin practicing the virtue of consideration. Additional worksheets and activities extend the learning fun.

Unit Summary

Grade Level:  K-6
Age:  6-10
Focus:  Virtue Lesson Unit Study
Theme:  Consideration

Step 1. Download the Lesson Packet

This small packet contains the teacher info as well as the main lesson and activity sheets needed for students.

Step 2. Download the Support Materials

With a goal of training young learners to develop habits to form and live virtuous lives, we focus on the virtue of consideration. This unit study helps to meet this goal by incorporating a variety of fun and engaging components. Each is listed below along with additional support materials to accompany and extend each lesson component.

 

Aesop’s Fables Materials

 

Aesop’s Fables provide simple but effective use of short stories to teach morality.

This unit study incorporates the use of moral tales. These short fables by Aesop highlight the work of Milo Winter from 1919, and they are used in weeks two and three of this unit study. This resource has over-sized text and a color image, which makes it appealing to young readers. Excellent discussions can occur with such simple stories. Sometimes the stories selected can fit into other virtues as well as the one presented. Feel free to use them repeatedly.

Although most morals are relatively clear-cut, there are a few stories that require thought as to their selection and inclusion in this unit study. Sometimes it is because they provide a positive example of the highlighted virtue, other times it is because they are a negative or contrary example of the virtue. Having older learners come up with a reason for why the fable was selected is a great exercise and can even be turned into a simple writing assignment. Writing paper featuring the thematic image for this particular virtue is provided. For younger students, trace copywork reiterating the moral is offered in both print and cursive styles for reinforcement.

Download the Aesop Materials Below.

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Aesop's Fable: The Boys and the Frogs
Teach Using Aesop's Fable of the Boys and the Frogs.   Enjoy a printable version of this timeless fable from Aesop designed to help teach a lesson in virtuous behavior and morality. This resource has over-sized text and a color image, which make...
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Aesop Copywork Set for the Boys and the Frogs
Aesop Copywork Set for the Boys and the Frogs
Focus on the moral truth from Aesop's Fable of the Boys and the Frogs.   Find two copywork sheets in this Aesop Copywork Set for the Boys and the Frogs. There is one to trace in cursive and the other in manuscript. A generous writing area has been...
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Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 1
Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 1
Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 1 for Kids   Playing, reading and moral training don't usually go together, but they do in the case of our Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 1. Use these cards to help children explore, ponder, and remember...
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Aesop's Fable: The Fox and the Stork
Teach Using Aesop's Fable of the Fox and the Stork. Enjoy a printable version of this timeless fable from Aesop designed to help teach a lesson in virtuous behavior and morality. This resource has over-sized text and a color image, which make it appealing...
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Aesop Copywork Set for the Fox and the Stork
Aesop Copywork Set for the Fox and the Stork
Focus on the moral truth from Aesop's Fable of the Fox and the Stork. Find two copywork sheets in this Aesop Copywork Set for the Fox and the Stork. There is one to trace in cursive and the other in manuscript. A generous writing area has been provided...
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Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 7
Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 7
Kids Can Have Fun Using the Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 7   Use these cards to help children explore, ponder, and remember all the great moral teachings from Aesop in The Aesop for Children, Illustrated by Milo Winter. Montessori cards...
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Scripture Suggestions for the Virtue of Consideration

“You are the light of the world.  A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.  So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16

 

“But the wisdom, that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.  And the fruit of justice is sown in peace, to them that make peace.” – James 3:17-18

 

“Walk with wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time.  Let your speech be always in grace seasoned with salt: that you may know how you ought to answer every man.” – Colossians 4:5-6

 

Additional Passages:

Ezekiel 16:49-50
Matthew 5:14-16
James 3:17-18
Colossians 4:5-6
1 Peter 3:1-22
Titus 3:2
Philippians 2:3-4
1 Corinthians 10:24

 

The quotes and references provided above are taken from the Douay-Rheims Translation of the Holy Bible.

 

Ideas for Studying Scripture Using This Unit Study

Choose a favorite scripture passage about consideration from your own collection or the selection above to discuss with students.  You may wish to use a passage for copywork or handwriting practice. Writing Paper is provided featuring the thematic image for this particular virtue.

Alternately, students may be encouraged to study about the virtue of consideration with a fun, hands-on activity F3 (Flip, Flap, Fold) Tab Booklet. Learners cut out tabbed pieces, arrange them in order, and staple to finish construction. Students can then write in the book. The scripture notation is written on the tabbed edge, and the body of the text is written on the piece. Children may copy a Bible verse presented by the teacher featuring this virtue, or they may give a narration of a favorite verse they may have studied previously.

This tabbed F3 piece can accommodate up to five different scripture passages. Versions are provided in black-and-white as well as color and feature the thematic image used throughout the unit study. Finished books can be glued into a notebook or blank F3 Folder.

Read our article with pictures on How to Assemble an F3 Bible Verse Piece.

F3 Tab Booklet - Bible Verses About Consideration
F3 Tab Booklet - Bible Verses About Consideration
Make Scripture Study About the Virtue of Consideration a Hands-On Activity with Our Bible Verse F3 Piece.   This little F3 (Flip, Flap, Fold) Piece encourages Bible study about consideration. Learners cut out tabbed pieces, arrange them in order,...
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Virtue of Consideration Writing Paper
Virtue of Consideration Writing Paper
Writing Sheet Prompts Thoughts About Consideration.   This writing sheet has just the right amount of cuteness to draw young writers to share their thoughts about consideration for example, putting the needs of others before our own desires, sacrificing...
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Reading Activities and The Book List

Select a book from the list below to read to or with your students to help them see some examples of this virtue in action. Each title incorporates or focuses on the virtue of consideration in some way – either in the theme, the plot, or through a specific character. Some characters will provide a positive example of the virtue while other characters seem to lack the virtue at times.

Don’t forget that picture books are great for any age group and present ideas very clearly. Children can use the “Reading Log Bookmark” included in this unit to help them keep track of their reading.

Use the “Dr. Virtue’s Discussion Questions” cards to help learners make connections between the stories and the virtue being studied. Older learners may enjoy being led in a book discussion using the question cards as prompts. Alternately, cards may be dispensed to students to answer on their own as a writing assignment or proof of learning.

Some learners may enjoy doing a book report or review a specific book. Use one of our fun templates below to guide young readers or new writers.

Look through the selection of reading suggestions below. Feel free to use other titles as well.

Picture Books That Can Teach About Consideration

The Selfish Crocodile by Faustin Charles
Manners Can Be Fun by Munro Leaf
How to Behave and Why by Munro Leaf
How to Speak Politely and Why by Munro Leaf
What Do You Say When a Monkey Acts This Way? by Jane Belk Moncure
How Leo Learned to Be King by Marcus Pfister
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
The Secret Birthday by Rosemary Wells
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Franklin’s Secret Club by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
Franklin Is Bossy by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
In Johnny Crow’s Garden by L. Leslie Brooke
 

Easier Chapter Books That Can Teach About Consideration

The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
 

Other Books That Can Teach About Consideration

The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett (Self-Discipline Section)
 

Download the Additional Reading Aids Below.

Virtue of Consideration Reading Log Bookmark
Virtue of Consideration Reading Log Bookmark
Help Young Catholics to Learn About Consideration as They Track Their Reading Progress.   Young readers can easily keep track of the books they read with this fun bookmark that reinforces the virtue of consideration. With each completed book or story,...
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Blank Simple Book Review for Beginners
Blank Simple Book Review for Beginners
Simple Book Review Helps Children Explore Reading and Sharing Their Opinions with Others   Do you have a learner who likes giving their opinions about anything and everything? You could easily use that to your advantage with this simple book review....
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Recipe Book Report
Recipe Book Report
This Recipe Book Report Brings Smiles and Fun to Literature Exploration.   Do you have a child who likes to cook? Are you looking for something completely different to use to pick apart your child's favorite read? Look no further. This fun Recipe...
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Blank Detailed Book Report
Blank Detailed Book Report
This Six-Page Blank Detailed Book Report Is Ready Fun for Beginning Readers and Writers.   Many times when we think of book reports, we think of something stale, cut and dry. Perhaps we envision something full of research, or something, dare I...
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Saint Study

 
Saint study is important, which is why we have incorporated it into this unit study. Every saint uniquely encounters Christ. From simple living to doing pious works, shepherding the Church to evangelizing to the nations, the saints followed a path to our Lord. We, too, can follow a path to Christ by studying their lives. When kids learn about the holy heroes of the Faith, they can feel encouraged to grow in various virtues, including consideration.
 
Help children better understand the virtue of consideration by learning about St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children. The What Can St. Nicholas Teach Me About Consideration Worksheet is included in the lesson packet to help guide students on a simple study of this saint.
 

Below are some fun and creative ways to incorporate the study of St. Nicholas into this virtue lesson.

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Saints We Celebrate in December Word Search

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December 2022 Printable Liturgical Calendar Page

See the Events in the Month by Using the December 2022 Printable Liturgical Calendar Page.   The...
St. Nicholas Christmas Ornament

St. Nicholas Christmas Ornament

Introduce Young Catholics to a Wonderworker with the St. Nicholas Christmas Ornament.   Our St....
Our Virtue Lesson About Consideration Unit Study

Our Virtue Lesson About Consideration Unit Study

Teach Young Catholics About Being Considerate with Our Virtue Lesson About Consideration Unit Study.   Our...
Jolly Saint Nicholas Christmas Ornament

Jolly Saint Nicholas Christmas Ornament

Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Nicholas with the Jolly Saint Nicholas Christmas Ornament!   Create...
Poster of St. Nicholas

Poster of St. Nicholas

Put Up a Poster of St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint of Children. Decorate your learning area with a Poster...
Generous St. Nicholas Saint Game

Generous St. Nicholas Saint Game

Be Inspired by St. Nicholas with Our Generous St. Nicholas Saint Game.   St. Nicholas was known...
St. Nicholas Saint Profile Sheet

St. Nicholas Saint Profile Sheet

Encourage Saint Study with the St. Nicholas Saint Profile Sheet.   This St. Nicholas Saint Profile...
St. Nicholas Saint Trading Card 2

St. Nicholas Saint Trading Card 2

Encourage children to learn about the Patron Saint of Children with the St. Nicholas Saint Trading Card...
St. Nicholas Saint Party Pack

St. Nicholas Saint Party Pack

Create a Booth for an All Saints’ Day Party That Features St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint of Children,...

See All of Our Resources About Consideration

Browse our entire collection of materials that incorporate the virtue of consideration in some way. See individual materials from this virtue lesson as well as additional activities not found in the lesson.

Our Virtue Lessons for Kids Check-Off Sheet
Our Virtue Lessons for Kids Check-Off Sheet
Teachers Can Track Series Progress with Our Virtue Lessons for Kids Check-Off Sheet. Our Virtue Lessons...
A-Z Quest for the Virtue of Consideration
A-Z Quest for the Virtue of Consideration
Our A-Z Quest for the Virtue of Consideration Can Help Kids Reflect on Being Considerate.   Invite...
Our Virtue Lesson About Consideration Unit Study
Our Virtue Lesson About Consideration Unit Study
Teach Young Catholics About Being Considerate with Our Virtue Lesson About Consideration Unit Study.   Our...
Virtue of Consideration Chart Set
Virtue of Consideration Chart Set
Help Children Learn to be Considerate.   Use this progress incentive chart set featuring a young...
Virtue of Consideration Keytag Set
Virtue of Consideration Keytag Set
Encourage and Recognize the Considerate Behavior of Your Students. Use these Virtue of Consideration...
Virtue of Consideration Word Search Worksheet
Virtue of Consideration Word Search Worksheet
Use Word Fun to Reinforce the Virtue of Consideration.   Help young Catholics to better understand...
Dig Deeper into the Virtue of Consideration Worksheet
Dig Deeper into the Virtue of Consideration Worksheet
Prompt Young Catholics to Think About and Discuss the Virtue of Consideration.   Help children recall...
Grow in the Virtue of Consideration Prayer Worksheet
Grow in the Virtue of Consideration Prayer Worksheet
Remind Young Catholics of Ways to Live Out the Virtue of Consideration.   Help children learn easy...
Picture It - The Virtue of Consideration Art Sheet
Picture It - The Virtue of Consideration Art Sheet
Encourage Young Catholics to Explore the Virtue of Consideration by Using Their Drawing Skills.   Help...
I Can Be Considerate Cut-N-Paste Virtue Lesson Sheet
I Can Be Considerate Cut-N-Paste Virtue Lesson Sheet
Introduce Young Catholics to the Virtue of Consideration.   Help children learn a simple, working...