Help Kids Practice Compassion and Positive Social Skills
by Alana Pedalino
In The Invisible Boy, Brian might not be literally invisible, but when he’s with his classmates, he sure feels like it sometimes! Then one small act of kindness inspires Brian to break through his shy shell and share his creativity with his class community.
After your students read The Invisible Boy, ask them how they would make someone feel included. Then they can write and/or draw their ideas on this free printable describe-and-draw worksheet. This Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive activity also allows students to color in a picture of Brian that illustrator Patrice Barton drew for the book—and make him not so invisible anymore!
If your students don’t have printers at home, they can easily replicate this activity on a blank piece of paper by drawing their own picture of Brian and coloring him in, then adding bubbles with their ideas on how to be more inclusive.
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