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Explain what it means to hold someone up and how you can hold up your classmates.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Danielle Daniel 

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

What does it mean to hold someone up? How can you hold up your classmates?

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Key Questions


  • What are some ways that we can hold each other up?

  • What are some other ways we can hold each other up?

  • How else can we hold each other up?





to value another person

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.K.1 — With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.