I Am Enough by Grace Byers Teaching Resources

I Am Enough by Grace Byers Teaching Resources

Do your students struggle with their self-esteem? Read on to find I Am Enough activities and comprehension questions to promote self-acceptance, self-worth and positive relationships.

I Am Enough by Grace Byers offers constructive affirmations to promote self-esteem and self-acceptance. It celebrates children for who they are and promotes positive female role models. In the classroom, you can use the book to teach and discuss:

Scroll down for I Am Enough activities, discussion questions and videos.

I Am Enough by Grace Byers Synopsis

I am Enough promotes the message that we are unique and that will always be enough. A young girl makes positive declarations – “Like the sun I am here to shine… like the bird I am here to fly and soar high over everything.”

She is surrounded by friends of different colours and cultures and declares “I’m not meant to be like you; you’re not meant to be like me. Sometimes we will get along, and sometimes we will disagree.”

I Am Enough looks at the different sides of us – peaceful, powerful, quiet, hard, soft, compassionate, etc. It promotes a positive self-image and self-acceptance that we are worthy no matter our skin colour, race, religion, abilities and interests.

I Am Enough by Grace Byers
Illustrator: Keturah Bobo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc (2018)
ISBN: 9780062667120

Take a look inside I Am Enough 

Book Series

I Am Enough, I Believe I Can

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I Am Enouh Activities & Resources

I have created a bundle of literacy graphic organizers for I Am Enough. You can find them at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. There are many activities for each literacy area to differentiate depending on your student’s ability/age. They include activities for:

*Click on these links to discover book recommendations on these topics.

External I Am Enough Activities & Links

Would you like free graphic organisers for I Am Enough?

I have a freebie that is part of a larger resource so you can try it out before buying anything!

Fill in the form below to get access to the FREE pack. Click on the image to see the full pack on Teachers Pay Teachers.

I Am Enough Read-Aloud Questions

Read aloud sessions are a wonderful way for children to understand the connection between written text and spoken language. You can model reading habits and strategies, reading fluency, tone and eye contact. You can also introduce different genres, authors and illustrators.

  • What does “I Am Enough” mean?
  • How do you think “I Am Enough” relates to you?
  • What is the mindset of the narrator? What is the evidence?
  • Look at the illustrations and identify the character’s emotions. Do these emotions have anything in common?
  • What do you notice about the traits of the characters in the book?
  • Do the characters have a fixed or growth mindset? Explain.
  • What lesson did you learn from I Am Enough?
  • How does it feel to make good choices?
  • How do you feel different when you make negative choices?
  • What message is Grace Byers sending by writing I Am Enough?
  • What connections do you make to I Am Enough?

You can find a full set of discussion cards in the I Am Enough Literacy Bundle or as a separate question pack.

I Am Enough Book Videos

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