Books for Teaching Teamwork
Five titles that emphasize collaboration, self-confidence, courage, and the appreciation of diversity.
- Grades: 1–2
From Unit Plan: Working Together As a Team
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll; illustrated by Jeni Bassett
Two mice work together to take care of a growing pumpkin which becomes the
biggest pumpkin ever.
Quick Tip for Classroom Use: Use this book as an introduction to lessons about teamwork and cooperation.
Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka; illustrated by Chris Raschka
An exuberant, Caldecott-honored book that promotes diversity and understanding.
Quick Tip for Classroom Use: Use this book as an extension to reinforce the importance of accepting all members of any team.
If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy; illustrated by Joan Holub
This unique presentation of American history takes young readers into the locked rooms of the Philadelphia State House, at the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.
Quick Tip for Classroom Use: Use this book as part of the Anticipatory Set to introduce students to the concept of historical documents. This will assist students when creating a Classroom Constitution.
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz
The author documents the Constitutional Convention with her remarkable ability to bring history to life. A copy of the Constitution is included in the back of the book.
Quick Tip for Classroom Use: Use this book as a Read Aloud for younger students to develop an awareness of how the Constitution was written.
Helping by James Levin; illustrated by Illustrator Name
Labeled photographs portray children helping at home, at school, and in the community.
Quick Tip for Classroom Use: Use this book as a visual aid to help students further comprehend the concepts of helping and teamwork.