The BEST Being a Good Citizen Picture Books to Read Aloud


The BEST Being a Good Citizen Picture Books to Read Aloud

Good Citizen Picture Books

Here is a list of the BEST being a good citizen pictures books to read aloud to your students!

This fun civics unit is even better when having an exciting readaloud to go along with it.

These read-alouds work perfectly as an introductory lesson for being a good citizen.

You could also make an anchor chart and have students raise their hand and contribute different ways they see characters being good citizens in each story.

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Keep reading to check out my FAVORITE picture books to teach your being a good citizen unit!

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Good Citizen Picture Books

Being a good citizen picture books

If Everybody Did by Jo Ann Stover

This book is a silly but important read that will get students asking…. what if everybody did that?

There’s another similar book near the end of the list that’s also super cute!

This book is a great way to remind students that we are all part of a bigger picture – we need to individually act responsibly so that we act responsibility collectively as a group.

Click HERE to check it out.

Good Citizen Picture Books

Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds

This book is FANTASTIC.

It is motivational and empowering – a reminder that we need to stand up for what is right.

Each of us has a voice, we need to use that voice responsibly.

A good citizen stands up for others and does the right thing.

This picture book has a clear message, but is still a very quick read.

Click HERE to check it out.

Sharice’s Big Voice by Nancy K. Mays

This picture book tells the story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women to get elected to Congress.

This book is great to use when teaching your good citizenship unit because it tells of a courageous and brave woman using her voice to stand up for others.

Students will feel motivated and encouraged by Sharice’s journey (and her self-proclaimed love for talking!).

Click HERE to check it out.

Good Citizen Picture Books

What Can A Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers

This is the PERFECT book for good citizenship!

It has a great message – to take action!

It describes different things that a citizen does – like planting trees, building things, and helping others.

The characters are inclusive and many ethnicities are represented.

Everyone in your classroom will see themselves in this book!

This is a quick readaloud, so definitely a great way to introduce the topic to students!

Click HERE to check it out.

What If Everybody Did That? By Ellen Javernick

I love this book, and so will your students!

It is funny and clever – and makes a really good point.

You may like to splash in the pool… but what if EVERYBODY did that? Suddenly we may have an empty pool with no water in it….

This is a good way to remind kids that they have a responsibility to be kind and helpful. If no one is kind, helpful, or responsible… well the world would be a whole lot different.

Each individual is somebody. But together, we become everybody.

We need to work together to make the world a better place.

Click HERE to check it out.

Not sure how to plan out social studies for the year?

It can be super tough to fit social studies into your school year and get it all organized upfront.

Make sure to read my blog post on mapping out your social studies curriculum for the year!

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Need another resource about civics?

I have LOTS of resources to use when teaching being a good citizen (plus lots of other civics resources!).

Click the links below to check them out!

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