Stand in My Shoes

Stand in My Shoes, a story by Bob Sornson, is an effective way to teach young learners about empathy and making friends. Once pupils read through the story, they answer a series of discussion questions and complete reading activities about the ways they can show empathy toward their peers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Bring into a unit about anti-bullying or overcoming adversity
  • Assign the reading activities to pupils as homework activities to practice with parents
Classroom Considerations
  • References other books in Unit 1, in which you can replace with any story you are focusing on in class
  • Provides a list of discussion questions and relevant vocabulary words
  • Promotes critical thinking in both reading comprehension and interpersonal relationships
  • None