The Bad Seed’s Relatable Personal Journey
by Alana Pedalino
Watch Zoe Kleinmann’s Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher review of The Bad Seed by Jory John and Pete Oswald to discover how you could use this picture book to enhance your social-emotional curriculum.
Sometimes it can be difficult for young students to discern between “thumbs up” choices and “sad” choices. But practice makes perfect!
Zoe Kleinmann, a teacher from AmPark Neighborhood School in the Bronx, New York, loves using The Bad Seed with her PreK students to help them think more deeply about their decisions. The seed’s tough personal journey is relatable to many students and presents an excellent opportunity to practice self-reflection and empathy.
Watch Zoe’s teacher review to see how you can introduce The Bad Seed to your students.
Zoe also made a creative and engaging classroom activity inspired by The Bad Seed to help her students practice making good choices. Check out Cooked Up from a Book to see if it’s a good fit for your class!
This Book Is Available from Scholastic Book Clubs