Teaching students how to behave during the first few weeks of school will completely make or break your classroom for the entire school year. That’s A LOT to take in and A LOT of pressure. I always find it incredibly beneficial to incorporate classroom behavior books into my lessons when teaching good and bad behaviors. They allow students to relate to the characters in the book and they can see examples of what it is expected of each of them when they are at school. Below are my favorite classroom behavior books. To see all book lists, click here.
David’s high energy antics are disrupting the class and his teacher really has her hands full!
Lacey Walker talks ALL day! So it takes her losing her voice to learn the importance of listening.
Join a small boy as he learns about actions and their consequences, and the importance of making good choices.
A humorous story that illustrates the difference between unnecessary tattling and responsibly telling.
Join Melvin as he learns how to deal with disappointment…and not throw a fit!
Louis is full of things to say, but he learns the importance of respecting others by listening and waiting his turn.
A little boy learns effective recipes for turning his worst enemy into his best friend.
This book teaches positive behaviors by teaching and encouraging the concept of ‘bucket filling’: expressing kindness and love to others.
This book shows kids how to always do the right thing, even in challenging situations.
Molly gets picked on at school, but she knows how to respond: she walks proud, smiles big, and sings loud, just like her grandmother told her.
A fresh take on the issue of bullying. Mean Jean is the recess queen, until little Katie Sue arrives and shows her kindness.
This book teaches kids when telling on a classmate is appropriate and when it is merely tattling.
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