Drita My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard (Putnam Juvenile, 2006; Reprint by Puffin Books, 2008) is part of the grade 4 novel study strategy. Novel studies supplement the PATHS® lessons taught in grade 4. PATHS® lessons introduce various SEL concepts including dealing with complex emotions, self-control, and problem-solving. This novel brings SEL concepts to life within the context of quality literature whose characters integrate these skills into their daily lives.
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