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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, and they are used in weeks two and three of this unit study. This resource has over-sized text and a color image, which make 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 set. There is one to trace in cursive and the other in manuscript. Generous writing area has been provided as well as an image to accompany the fable. This...
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Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 1
Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 1
Set 1 of Aesop's Fables Montessori Cards Playing, reading and moral training don't usually go together, but they do in the case of our Aesop's Fables Montessori cards. Use these cards to help children explore, ponder, and remember all the great moral...
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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 set. There is one to trace in cursive and the other in manuscript. Generous writing area has been provided as well as an image to accompany the fable. This...
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Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 7
Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 7
Set 7 of Aesop's Fables Montessori Cards Playing, reading and moral training don't usually go together, but they do in the case of our Aesop's Fables Montessori cards. Use these cards to help children explore, ponder, and remember all the great moral...
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Scripture Suggestions for the Virtue of Joyfulness

“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 version of the Holy Bible.

 

Ideas for Studying Scripture Using This Unit Study

Choose a favorite scripture passage about joyfulness 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 joyfulness 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, and staple...
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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, 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 about 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 Joyfulness

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. Using...
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Recipe Book Report
Recipe Book Report
Book Report Brings Smiles and Fun and Is a Fun Alternative to a Traditional Book Report Do you have a child who likes to cook? Are looking for something completely different to use to pick apart your child's favorite read? Look no further. This cool little...
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Blank Detailed Book Report
Blank Detailed Book Report
This Six-Page  Resource Is Ready Fun for Beginning Readers and Writers Many times when we think of book reports, we think of something cut and dry; perhaps something full of research, or something, dare I say, boring. Yikes!! You won't find anything...
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Book Report for Freckle Juice
Book Report for Freckle Juice
Extend the Fun of Freckle Juice by Judy Blume This fun book report was one of my very first creations years ago and has recently been re-edited.  It focuses on the plot of the book and the characters as well.  Opportunities for grammar practice, virtue...
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Saint Study

Saint study is important. This is why we have incorporated it into this unit study. Every saint uniquely encounters Christ.  From living simply 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 a variety of virtues, including joyfulness. Help children to 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.

December 2018 Printable Monthly Calendar Page

December 2018 Printable Monthly Calendar Page

Use the December 2018 Printable Monthly Calendar Page to Focus on the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed...
Jolly Saint Nicholas Christmas Ornament

Jolly Saint Nicholas Christmas Ornament

Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Nicholas!   Create a simple paper ornament featuring Jolly Saint...
Poster of St. Nicholas

Poster of St. Nicholas

Introduce Young Catholics to St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint of Children. Decorate your learning area...
Generous St. Nicholas Saint Game

Generous St. Nicholas Saint Game

Be Inspired by St. Nicholas with This Fun Tossing Game!   St. Nicholas was known for being a “wonderworker”...
St. Nicholas Saint Profile Sheet

St. Nicholas Saint Profile Sheet

Help Young Catholics to Become Familiar with St. Nicholas.   This Saint Profile sheet is filled...
St. Nicholas Saint Trading Card 2

St. Nicholas Saint Trading Card 2

Encourage children to learn about St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint of Children.   This printable sheet...
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,...
Month of December Word Search Puzzle

Month of December Word Search Puzzle

Celebrate the Month of December with Puzzle Fun!   Encourage children to celebrate Advent and Christmas...
St. Nicholas Cupcake Topper

St. Nicholas Cupcake Topper

Celebrate St. Nicholas! Create a simple, quick cupcake topper to celebrate the life and sainthood of...
Saints and Symbols Match-Up Game (Male Saints)

Saints and Symbols Match-Up Game (Male Saints)

Encourage Children to Learn About the Saints. Help children learn some of the symbols of popular male...
What Can St. Nicholas Teach Us About Consideration Notebooking Sheet

What Can St. Nicholas Teach Us About Consideration Notebooking Sheet

Discover the Virtue of Consideration by Studying About St. Nicholas. Use this notebooking sheet to guide...
Santa Claus Face Coloring Sheet Version 1

Santa Claus Face Coloring Sheet Version 1

Celebrate the Fun Tradition of Jolly Old St. Nicholas.   This coloring sheet features the smiling...
Santa Claus Face Coloring Sheet Version 2

Santa Claus Face Coloring Sheet Version 2

Celebrate the Fun Tradition of Jolly Old St. Nicholas.   This coloring sheet features the face of...
Christmas Writing Paper - Ho Ho Santa Claus

Christmas Writing Paper - Ho Ho Santa Claus

Ho Ho Ho, It's Jolly St. Nick!   This three-page writing paper set features Santa Claus a.k.a St....
St. Nicholas Printable Saint Trading Card

St. Nicholas Printable Saint Trading Card

Teach About the REAL Santa Claus! This little printable Saint trading card features St. Nicholas, who...
St. Nicholas Notebooking Set

St. Nicholas Notebooking Set

Teach Youngsters About St. Nicholas - Bishop of Myra Help bring your children closer to St. Nicholas...
Narration Art Cards Featuring Christmas Fun

Narration Art Cards Featuring Christmas Fun

Write and Draw to Narrate About Christmas Fun Encourage narration, art and creativity with this set of...
Describe a Noun Worksheet (St. Nick)

Describe a Noun Worksheet (St. Nick)

Teach About Adjectives and Nouns at the Same Time Jolly St. Nicholas decorates this worksheet that requires...
Saint Mini-Book Unit Study

Saint Mini-Book Unit Study

Let's Learn About Some Great Saints Learn about some of the greatest heroes that ever lived with a project...
St. Nicholas Theme Weekly Activity Sheet

St. Nicholas Theme Weekly Activity Sheet

St. Nicholas Theme Weekly Activity Sheet Can Keep the Week Organized and Help Learners Develop Independence St....
Virtue Lesson on Consideration

Virtue Lesson on Consideration

Help Kids Learn to Be Considerate This lesson celebrates the virtue of consideration and is intended...
St. Nicholas Notebooking Sheet

St. Nicholas Notebooking Sheet

Let's Write About Saint Nicholas Introduce your child or Religious Education class to St. Nicholas by...
St. Nicholas Saint Biography Card

St. Nicholas Saint Biography Card

Encourage Young Catholics to Explore the Life of St. Nicholas With a unique image that gives some traditional...
St. Nicholas Mini-Book

St. Nicholas Mini-Book

Focus on Learning About St. Nicholas This printable book is prompted and requires learners to research...
Saintly Symbols of St. Nicholas Coloring Sheet

Saintly Symbols of St. Nicholas Coloring Sheet

Help Children Learn the Symbols Associated with St. Nicholas This simple coloring sheet can help children...
Christmas Coloring Sheet Featuring Hanging Stockings

Christmas Coloring Sheet Featuring Hanging Stockings

Hanging Stockings Remind Us of St. Nicholas Celebrate the holidays with this pair of cute stockings hanging...
Syllable Symphony of Saints Bingo Game

Syllable Symphony of Saints Bingo Game

Play a Simple Bingo Style Game with a Twist to Help Children Learn About the Saints and Syllables at...

    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.

    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 to learn...
    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...
    Mini-Book to Focus on the Virtue of Consideration

    Mini-Book to Focus on the Virtue of Consideration

    Assist Young Catholics in Learning About the Virtue of Consideration by Creating a Mini-Book.   This...
    Set the Scene Worksheet for the Virtue of Consideration

    Set the Scene Worksheet for the Virtue of Consideration

    Encourage Children to Creatively Express Their Understanding of the Virtue of Consideration.   This...
    Virtue of Consideration Achievement Certificate

    Virtue of Consideration Achievement Certificate

    Acknowledge When Young Catholics Have Learned About the Virtue of Consideration   Give young students...
    Prayer Card for the Virtue of Consideration

    Prayer Card for the Virtue of Consideration

    Pray for the Virtue of Consideration   Help children develop the very useful habit of daily prayer...
    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...
    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...
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    I'm Being Considerate Coloring Sheet

    Help Young Catholics Learn About Consideration.   This coloring sheet features a funky font and...
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    I'm Being Considerate Poster

    Help Reinforce the Virtue of Consideration. Decorate your classroom or teaching area with this poster...
    Virtue of Consideration Writing Paper

    Virtue of Consideration Writing Paper

    Writing Sheet Prompts Thoughts About Consideration.   This writing sheet has just the right amount...
    4 Cool Facts About the Virtue of Consideration

    4 Cool Facts About the Virtue of Consideration

    Help Young Catholics Learn About the Virtue of Consideration. Ask children to share any four facts they...
    How Can You Practice Consideration Graphic Organizer

    How Can You Practice Consideration Graphic Organizer

    Help Children Recall How to Be Considerate. Use this graphic organizer worksheet to encourage children...
    Activities to Build Consideration Worksheet

    Activities to Build Consideration Worksheet

    Focus on Developing the Virtue of Consideration in Children.   Use this check-off style worksheet...
    What Can St. Nicholas Teach Us About Consideration Notebooking Sheet

    What Can St. Nicholas Teach Us About Consideration Notebooking Sheet

    Discover the Virtue of Consideration by Studying About St. Nicholas. Use this notebooking sheet to guide...