Pushing Pause: Leveled Article

In this article, developed in partnership with Scholastic, students learn that pausing, paying attention, and not giving up are key parts of self-control. They will gain an understanding of how the brain creates and processes emotions.


What's in the Lesson Plan:

  • Student article

Grade Level(s):

6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12 

Student Skills Targeted:

  • Critical thinking
  • Science literacy

Time / Duration:

  • 1 Class period


  • Printer/copier for article

Alignment with National Standards:

  • Common Core State Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards


  • English

Teacher’s Guide and Student Article