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What Your Body Language Reveals about Your Character!

So this year, I want to begin a behavioral series with the catchphrase "Find Your Character in a Book!" Within their time in the library, we'd analyze characters in books, and subversively, I'd help the students analyze themselves! We'd focus on the following characteristics: 1. Body Language 2. Refinement Skills (social interactions, mannerisms and speech dialect) 3. Likability 4. Perception (visual & digital) I got this grand idea from working with my former librarian, THE AMAZING AND TALENT DR. ROGER LESLIE on his textbook about character development titled, Teaching S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Strong Character with Children’s Award-winning Chapter Books (Bayou Publishing). I was a contributing researcher, who analyzed popular children's books looking for characteristics like s elf-awareness, u ndeterred, c reativity, c ourage, e galitarian and s anguine (i.e. S.U.C.C.E.S.S)! And on a side-note, he's the best mentor I could ever have as a