Q - Questioning Quinton - Thinking Before Questioninghttps://youtu.be/3BLwwvlf0UM

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Questioning Quinton is the seventeenth is the first of the stories from Powerful You Primary. Quinton helps children use effective oral communication skills and listening skills (ASCA Behavior - Social Skills Standard 1). Al also fosters a Positive attitude toward work and learning (ASCA Mindset 6).

Powerful You Primary (K-2) Directions:

  1. Practice Breathing and Stretching before every lesson. https://www.powerfulyou.info/breathe-and-stretch-book.

  2. Read one A-Z Powerful You themed story (26 social skills lessons).

  3. Teach the positive self talk: Say it 3 times out loud.  Then teach children to say it in their head.   Practice with confidence, “Q- I think before I ask a question.”

  4. Review and post the Classroom Social Skills Sign that compliments each lesson.

  5. Additional Activities: Use the practice/writing from the Powerful You book. 

  6. Role-Play: Allow the children to hold the Powerful You PRIMARY Educator Card and act out different scenarios.

  7. Review self-talk from previous lessons until children have memorized every Powerful You letter!  Use the Powerful You PRIMARY Educator cards like giant flash cards! A - I am attentive | B - I am brave…

  8. More resources below.

Use the following picture books to help kids generate questions.

The Arrival
By Shaun Tan
The Tea Party in the Woods
By Akiko Miyakoshi
Plant Secrets
By Emily Goodman
Julie Frizzi