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Virtue of Reverence Unit Study

Our Virtue Lesson About Reverence

A Unit Study to Help Young Catholics Learn About Being Reverent

 

The Lesson

Our Virtue Lesson About Reverence Unit Study focuses on helping kids learn that God should be treated with humble awe and respect. We do this by showing reverence in His house, to those who represent Him, and to His creations.  The activities and materials in this lesson can help Catholic kids practice and live their faith in a real way. Kids are sure to enjoy 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 reverence. Additional worksheets and activities extend learning fun.

Unit Summary

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

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 the goal of training young learners to show God, His representatives, and His creations respect, we focus on the virtue of reverence.  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: The Oak and the Reeds
Present the Story of Aesop's Fable: The Oak and the Reeds.   Enjoy a printable version of the timeless fable designed to help teach lessons in virtuous behavior and morality.  This resource has over-sized text and a color image, which make it appealing...
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Aesop's Fable: The Plane Tree
Kids Will Enjoy This Classic Aesop's Fable: The Plane Tree.   Use Aesop's Fable: The Plane Tree to introduce kids to the genre of fables. Enjoy a printable version of this timeless story from Aesop that is designed to teach lessons in virtuous...
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Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 5
Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 5
Learn with the Aesop’s Fables Montessori Cards Set 5   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...
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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 Copywork Set for the Oak and the Reeds
Aesop Copywork Set for the Oak and the Reeds
Focus on the moral truth from Aesop's Fable of the Oak and the Reeds.   Find two copywork sheets in this Aesop Copywork Set for the Oak and the Reeds. There is one to trace in cursive and the other in manuscript. A generous writing area has been...
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Aesop Copywork Set for the Plane Tree
Aesop Copywork Set for the Plane Tree
Focus on the moral truth from Aesop's Fable of the Plane Tree.   Find two copywork sheets in this Aesop Copywork Set for the Plane Tree. There is one to trace in cursive and the other in manuscript. A generous writing area has been provided as well...
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Scripture Suggestions for the Virtue of Reverence

“And he said: Come not nigh hither, put off the shoes from thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.” – Exodus 3:5

 

“Therefore receiving an immoveable kingdom, we have grace; whereby let us serve, pleasing God, with fear and reverence. For our God is a consuming fire.” – Hebrews 12:28-29

 

“Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.” – 1 Peter 2:18

 

“And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:11

 

 

Additional Passages:

1 Timothy 4:7

Leviticus 19:32

1 Samuel 12:14

1 Peter 3:2

1 Corinthians 16:18

Matthew 2:1-12

 

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 reverence 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 the virtue of reverence 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 them 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 and 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 Reverence
F3 Tab Booklet - Bible Verses About Reverence
Make Scripture Study Creative with Our F3 Tab Booklet - Bible Verses About Reverence.   Our F3 Tab Booklet - Bible Verses About Reverence encourages Bible study about reverence. Learners cut out tabbed pieces, arrange them in order, and staple them...
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Virtue of Reverence Writing Paper
Virtue of Reverence Writing Paper
Writing Sheet Prompts Thoughts About Reverence.   This writing sheet has just the right amount of cuteness to draw young writers to share their thoughts about reverence. This printable includes a black-and-white and color version of the writing sheet. This...
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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 reverence 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 “Dr. Virtue’s Discussion Questions” to help learners connect the stories and the virtue being studied. Older learners may enjoy being led in a book discussion using the question cards as prompts. Some teachers may want to dispense the cards to students to answer 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 Reverence

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes Frederick by Leo Lionni The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute Anymore by Jan and Mike Berenstain Arthur’s Nose by Marc Brown Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton Owl Moon by Jane Yolen The Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant Wonders of Nature by Jane Werner Watson and Eloise Wilkin The New Baby by Eloise Wilkin

Download the Additional Reading Aids Below.

 

Virtue of Reverence Reading Log Bookmark
Virtue of Reverence Reading Log Bookmark
Help Young Catholics to Learn About Reverence as They Track Their Reading Progress.   Young readers can easily keep track of the books they read with this fun Virtue of Reverence Reading Log Bookmark. With each completed book or story, readers should...
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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; this is why we have incorporated it into this unit study. Each saint uniquely encounters Christ. From simple living to doing great 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 reverence.

Help children to better understand the virtue of reverence by learning about St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, Italy, the environment, and merchants. The What Can St. Francis of Assisi Teach Me About Reverence 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. Francis of Assisi into this virtue lesson.

 
 

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4 Cool Facts About Saint Francis of Assisi Worksheet
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Young Catholics Can Show What They Know with Our 4 Cool Facts About Saint Francis of Assisi Worksheet.   Our...
Saint Francis of Assisi Double-Sided Saint Trading Card
Saint Francis of Assisi Double-Sided Saint Trading Card
Use Our Saint Francis of Assisi Double-Sided Saint Trading Card to Support Saint Study Activities at...
St. Francis of Assisi Cupcake Topper
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Celebrate St. Francis of Assisi!   Create a simple, quick cupcake topper to celebrate the life and...
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Encourage Children to Learn About the Saints with the Saints and Symbols Match-Up Game (Male Saints).   Help...
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Celebrate the Month of October with Puzzle Fun!   Encourage children to pray the Holy Rosary and...
What Can St. Francis of Assisi Teach Us About Reverence Notebooking Sheet
What Can St. Francis of Assisi Teach Us About Reverence Notebooking Sheet
Encourage Saint Study with the What Can St. Francis of Assisi Teach Us About Reverence Notebooking Sheet.   The...
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Create a booth for an All Saints’ Day party that features St. Francis of Assisi.   This packet...

See All of Our Resources About Reverence

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

 

Ways to Be Reverent in God
Ways to Be Reverent in God's House Reference Sheet
Help Kids Learn How to Behave in God's House, the Church, with the Ways to Be Reverent in God's House...
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...
Our Virtue Lesson About Reverence Unit Study
Our Virtue Lesson About Reverence Unit Study
Help Teach Young Catholics to Have Awe and Respect for God and His Creations with Our Virtue Lesson About...
A-Z Quest for the Virtue of Reverence
A-Z Quest for the Virtue of Reverence
Our A-Z Quest for the Virtue of Reverence Can Help Kids Reflect on Being Reverent.   Invite children...
Virtue of Reverence Chart Set
Virtue of Reverence Chart Set
Help Children Learn to be Reverent and Honor God.   Use this progress incentive chart set featuring...
Virtue of Reverence Keytag Set
Virtue of Reverence Keytag Set
Encourage and Recognize the Reverent Behavior of Your Students. Consider using these Virtue of Reverence...
Virtue of Reverence Word Search Worksheet
Virtue of Reverence Word Search Worksheet
Use Word Fun to Reinforce the Virtue of Reverence.   Help young Catholics better understand the...
Dig Deeper into the Virtue of Reverence Worksheet
Dig Deeper into the Virtue of Reverence Worksheet
Prompt Young Catholics to Think About and Discuss the Virtue of Reverence.   Help children recall...
Grow in the Virtue of Reverence Prayer Worksheet
Grow in the Virtue of Reverence Prayer Worksheet
Remind Young Catholics of Ways to Live Out the Virtue of Reverence.   Help children learn easy ways...
Picture It - The Virtue of Reverence Worksheet
Picture It - The Virtue of Reverence Worksheet
Encourage Young Catholics to Explore the Virtue of Reverence by Using Their Drawing Skills.   Help...