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Traits of Good Citizens Matching Activity

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PDF | 6 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Identify and match characteristics of good citizens with a vocabulary-building exercise.

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Citizenship is a large part of what students learn in school and how they act in the community. Being a good citizen benefits your community, country, and fellow citizens. Helping others, respecting the law, and being responsible are just some characteristics of being a good citizen.

Students will match the following good citizenship vocabulary terms:

compassion dedication acceptance dependable responsible sincere
kindness thoughtful patience honesty courage respectful

This is a matching activity that allows your students to identify characteristics of good citizenship and match each trait with the correct behavior description. A set of directions, 12 pairs of matching cards, and an answer key are included for you.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Citizenship lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • Providing students with vocabulary flashcards or images to support their vocabulary skills.
  • Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, posters, and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  • Encourage fast finishers to use their newfound knowledge of character traits to write stories or create posters using the terms.

Plan more lessons to enhance your Social Emotional learning curriculum!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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