Free Downloadable Discussion Guide and Activity Inspired by I Am Enough
by Alana Pedalino
When it comes to raising confident, emotionally healthy kids, one message they can always hear more of is: You are enough!
Help your students embrace the message at the heart of I Am Enough by Grace Byers, with pictures by Keturah A. Bobo, by hosting a positive, thought-provoking class discussion about the ways that we all belong and deserve respect and compassion. You can ask questions such as:
• What are some ways in which you are enough?
• What is the golden rule?
• When things get tough, how should we treat one another?
You’ll find more conversation starters like these in this free downloadable discussion guide:
After your class discussion, help boost students’ confidence by encouraging them to create an acrostic poem that highlights what they love about themselves. Ask students to write their own names, then choose an adjective that starts with each letter of their name to describe why they are enough. Download the free printable activity here:
If a student has a longer name (or would like to feature their first and middle names) have them continue on the back by drawing lines with a ruler. Students can also use two activity pages and then staple them together (with adult supervision, of course!).
What words did your students use to express themselves and represent their names? What came up in your class discussion and how did your students respond? We’d love to know! If you’re able, please share with us and other Scholastic Book Clubs teachers on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.