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Our Virtue Lesson About Faithfulness

A Unit Study to Help Young Catholics Learn About Being Faithful

 

The Lesson

Our Virtue Lesson About Faithfulness Unit Study focuses on helping kids to see the value of being true to God, others, and themselves.  Learners can also grow closer to God as they learn that He rewards the faithful.  The activities and materials can help Catholic kids practice and live their faith in a real way. Kids are sure to enjoy the daily activities which can span a month. Teachers will love the ease of use, including weekly core lessons and plans, daily reinforcement with scripture discussions, prayer, and the incentive progress sheets. These tools allow students to quickly learn how to recognize and begin practicing the virtue of faithfulness. Additional worksheets and activities extend learning fun.

Unit Summary

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

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 be true to God, themselves, and others, we focus on the virtue of faithfulness.  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 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: Belling the Cat
Teach Using Aesop's Fable of Belling the Cat.   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 Belling the Cat
Aesop Copywork Set for Belling the Cat
Focus on the moral truth from Aesop's Fable of Belling the Cat. 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 2
Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 2
Set 2 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...
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Aesop's Fable: The Lion and the Mouse
Enjoy a printable version of this timeless fable from Aesop designed to help teach a lesson a in virtuous behavior and morality.  This resource has over-sized text and a color image, which make it appealing to young readers. Aesop's Fable: The Lion and...
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Aesop Copywork Set for the Lion and the Mouse
Aesop Copywork Set for the Lion and the Mouse
Focus on the moral truth from Aesop's Fable of the Lion and the Mouse. 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 a picture by Milo Winter to accompany...
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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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Scripture Suggestions for the Virtue of Faithfulness

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away. But of that day or hour no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray. For ye know not when the time is.” – Mark 13:31

 

“And behold a voice from heaven, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3:17

 

“His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” – Matthew 25:21

 

“A faithful man shall be much praised: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.” – Proverbs 28:20

 

 

Additional Passages:

Matthew 8:5-13

Matthew 10:22

Matthew 25:14-30

Luke 16:10-12

John 14:15

1 Thessalonians 1:3

2 Corinthians 5:7

Hebrews 13:8

Proverbs 20:6

Deuteronomy 28:1-13

The quotes 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 faithfulness 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. Other instructors may encourage students to study about the virtue of faithfulness with a fun, hands-on activity F3 (Flip, Flap, Fold) Tab Booklet.

To create this tabbed booklet, learners cut tabbed pieces out, 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, while the passage is copied 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. There is a version provided in black-and-white as well as another in color, and both feature the thematic image used throughout the unit study. Students can glue the finished books 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 Faithfulness
F3 Tab Booklet - Bible Verses About Faithfulness
Make Scripture Study About the Virtue of Faithfulness a Hands-On Activity with Our Bible Verse F3 Piece.   This little F3 (Flip, Flap, Fold) Piece encourages Bible study about faithfulness. Learners cut out tabbed pieces, arrange them in order, and...
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Virtue of Faithfulness Writing Paper
Virtue of Faithfulness Writing Paper
Writing Sheet Prompts Thoughts About Faithfulness.   This writing sheet has just the right amount of cuteness to draw young writers to share their thoughts about faithfulness. This printable includes a black-and-white and color version of the writing...
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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 faithfulness in some way – either in the theme, plot, or through a specific character. Some characters will provide a positive example of virtue while others seem to lack 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 reviewing 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 Faithfulness

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
Now One Foot, Now the Other by Tomie dePaola
 

Easier Chapter Books That Can Teach About Faithfulness

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter and Connie Roop
 

Chapter Books That Can Teach About Faithfulness

Stuart Little by E.B. White
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Shiloh Season by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Saving Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (Advanced Readers)

 

Other Books That Can Teach About Faithfulness

The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett (Loyalty Section)

 

Download the Additional Reading Aids Below.

 

Virtue of Faithfulness Reading Log Bookmark
Virtue of Faithfulness Reading Log Bookmark
Help Young Catholics to Learn About Faithfulness 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 faithfulness. 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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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 faithfulness.

Help children to better understand the virtue of faithfulness by learning about St. Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster-father of Jesus. The What Can St. Joseph Teach Me About Faithfulness 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. Joseph into this virtue lesson.

 
 

    See All of Our Resources About Faithfulness

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

     

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    What Can St. Joseph Teach Us About Faithfulness Notebooking Sheet

    Help Kids Discover a Great Example of Being Faithful With Our What Can St. Joseph Teach Us About Faithfulness...
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    Our Virtue Lesson About Faithfulness Unit Study

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    Our A-Z Quest for the Virtue of Faithfulness Can Help Kids Reflect on Being Faithful to God, Others,...
    Virtue of Faithfulness Chart Set

    Virtue of Faithfulness Chart Set

    Help Children Learn to be Faithful to Themselves and Others.   Use this progress incentive chart...
    Virtue of Faithfulness Keytag Set

    Virtue of Faithfulness Keytag Set

    Encourage and Recognize the Faithful Behavior of Your Students. Consider using these Virtue of Faithfulness...
    Virtue of Faithfulness Word Search Worksheet

    Virtue of Faithfulness Word Search Worksheet

    Use Word Fun to Reinforce the Virtue of Faithfulness.   Help young Catholics to better understand...
    Dig Deeper into the Virtue of Faithfulness Worksheet

    Dig Deeper into the Virtue of Faithfulness Worksheet

    Prompt Young Catholics to Think About and Discuss the Virtue of Faithfulness.   Help children recall...
    Grow in the Virtue of Faithfulness Prayer Worksheet

    Grow in the Virtue of Faithfulness Prayer Worksheet

    Remind Young Catholics of Ways to Live Out the Virtue of Faithfulness.   Help children to learn...
    Picture It - The Virtue of Faithfulness Worksheet

    Picture It - The Virtue of Faithfulness Worksheet

    Encourage Young Catholics to Explore the Virtue of Faithfulness by Using Their Drawing Skills.   Help...
    I Can Be Faithful Cut-N-Paste Virtue Lesson Sheet

    I Can Be Faithful Cut-N-Paste Virtue Lesson Sheet

    Introduce Young Catholics to the Virtue of Faithfulness.   Help children learn a simple, working...
    Mini-Book to Focus on the Virtue of Faithfulness

    Mini-Book to Focus on the Virtue of Faithfulness

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

    Set the Scene Worksheet for the Virtue of Faithfulness

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

    Virtue of Faithfulness Achievement Certificate

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

    Prayer Card for the Virtue of Faithfulness

    Pray for the Virtue of Faithfulness.   Help children develop the very useful habit of daily prayer...
    Virtue of Faithfulness Reading Log Bookmark

    Virtue of Faithfulness Reading Log Bookmark

    Help Young Catholics to Learn About Faithfulness as They Track Their Reading Progress.   Young readers...
    F3 Tab Booklet - Bible Verses About Faithfulness

    F3 Tab Booklet - Bible Verses About Faithfulness

    Make Scripture Study About the Virtue of Faithfulness a Hands-On Activity with Our Bible Verse F3 Piece.   This...
    God Rewards the Faithful Coloring Sheet

    God Rewards the Faithful Coloring Sheet

    Help Young Catholics Learn About Faithfulness.   This coloring sheet features a chunky font and...
    God Rewards the Faithful Poster

    God Rewards the Faithful Poster

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

    Virtue of Faithfulness Writing Paper

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

    4 Cool Facts About the Virtue of Faithfulness

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

    How Can You Practice Faithfulness Graphic Organizer

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

    Activities to Build Faithfulness Worksheet

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

    What Can St. Scholastica Teach Us About Faithfulness Notebooking Sheet

    Discover the Virtue of Faithfulness by Studying About St. Scholastica. Use this notebooking sheet to...