Get Gritty - Grade 4 Supplementary Activity
About This Lesson
In this lesson, students learn about the link between grit and success through the characteristics of historical figures who demonstrated perseverance and passion in achieving their goals. Students then define what it means to be gritty, evaluate their own gritty behaviors, and tell the story of a time they demonstrated a gritty attitude to achieve their own goals.
By the end of this activity, students will:
- Define the concept of grit;
- Identify examples of grit;
- Link a gritty attitude to perseverance and the achievement of their goals.
Xello Entry Point
The My Goals section of Xello lets students set and track personal, school, and even future job goals. Before they do that, you can use this lesson to make sure they understand the role of grit in achieving their goals.
Why is grit important?
The purpose of this activity is to tap into what students already know about historical figures who have demonstrated perseverance and grit in achieving their goals.
In this activity, students list characteristics and examples of grit, and rate themselves on their own grittiness.
In this activity, students create a comic to tell the story of a time they feel they showed grit.
Students complete an exit ticket indicating their reaction to what they learned about being gritty and achieving their goals.