A homework assignment on gratitude leaves Jake completely stumped. After all, he’s just an ordinary 8 year old boy – what’s so great about that? But a weekend of adventures opens his eyes to the true meaning of gratitude, and just how lucky he is that it’s always within his reach.
This engagingly illustrated picture book will help introduce your young readers to the concept of gratitude, and the accompanying Grateful Jake Resource Guide will help you expand on those ideas with activities your whole family will enjoy.
Grateful Jake Resource Guide
This Resource Guide is perfect for solidifying children’s awareness and practice of gratitude as presented in the Grateful Jake Book, and encouraging them to begin developing an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. This guide is made for classroom use by teachers and also includes adaptations for home schooling purposes or to have some fun activities to do together as a family!
The guide includes: 12 different lesson plans based on Grateful Jake; distinct learning objectives and Assessment Rubrics; a variety of handouts to complement the lessons; additional resources, including a Math Worksheet, Word Search, Vocabulary list, and Story Sequence handout; Comprehension, Word Study and Critical Thinking worksheet; and colouring sheets.
Praise for Grateful Jake and the Grateful Jake Resource Guide
Angela Slade, founder of EsteemedCHICs.com
“Grateful Jake helps children develop a virtue of appreciation. As an educator, counsellor, parent, and grandparent, I believe this book and the resource guide are important tools for young children. Grateful Jake generates thinking and conversations about what people value or want to value in their lives. When children develop an ‘attitude of gratitude’ it invites awareness about what is going well. I believe the ability to access a positive outlook through the notion of gratitude can create on-going opportunities in a child’s life. I highly recommend parents, educators, and helping professionals consider Grateful Jake as part of their library.”
IP Notables, Independent Publisher
“Grateful Jake is sure to spark the interest of your young one as they can, without a doubt, relate to Jake’s lack of enthusiasm as he sits, uninspired on a Friday afternoon to work on a school assigned essay…. Emily Madill and Izabela Bzymek illustrate a lesson we, as parents, are continuously trying to instill in our children, simply to be grateful. As children, with limited experiences and knowledge, it is difficult to “learn” perspective. Books are a gateway to these teachings. Let Jake’s experience be an eye opener, illustrating that the good stuff lies in the little things.”