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Lesson 2

Objective

Explain what Howard B. Wigglebottom learns about courage.

Make connections between Howard B. Wigglebottom and the ways we can show courage at school.   

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

What does Howard B. Wigglebottom learn about courage?

What can we learn from Howard’s story to help us show courage at school?

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Key Questions

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  • Why is Howard acting so strangely? 

  • What did Howard learn from the bird?

  • What does Howard do to try and be brave? What does he say to himself each time?

  • Why wasn’t Howard worried about the first day of school anymore? What changed?

  • How does Howard feel at the end of the story? How do you know?

Vocabulary

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courage     (n.)

the thing that helps you be brave when something is difficult or scary

fear     (n.)

the feeling you have when you are afraid or scared of something

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.K.1 — With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.