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Topic: Perseverance 

Self-Regulation

 Standard 4.  Demonstrates perseverance
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 1.Perseveres to complete tasks despite distractions and interruptions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Completes tasks despite interruptions
     2.Completes tasks despite distractions
     3.Tries again despite failure
     4.Maintains concentration over time
   Benchmark 2.Adapts to changes in routine
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Manages transitions appropriately
     2.Tolerates changes in routines
  Level IV (Grade K-12)
   Benchmark 1.Demonstrates perseverance relative to personal goals
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Fulfills personal goals
     2.Deals with set-backs in achieving goals
   Benchmark 2.Maintains a high level of energy over a prolonged period of time when engaged in tasks
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Maintains a high level of energy over a prolonged period of time
     2.Maintains high levels of energy when engaged in tasks
   Benchmark 3.Persists in the face of difficulty
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Does not give up on difficult tasks
     2.Does not give up when faced with set-backs
   Benchmark 4.Concentrates mental and physical energies to meet the demands of the task
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Concentrates mental energy to meet the demands of the task
     2.Concentrates physical energy to meet the demands of the task
   Benchmark 5.Knows strategies to focus attention (e.g., sitting up straight, maintaining eye contact, breathing deeply)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that sitting up straight can help focus one’s attention
     2.Knows that maintaining eye contact can help focus one’s attention
     3.Knows that breathing deeply can help focus one’s attention
   Benchmark 6.Knows strategies to deal with distractions (e.g., stopping during task to identify current thinking, setting aside important thought until task completed)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that pausing during a task to identify current thinking can help one deal with distractions
     2.Knows that setting aside important thought until a task is completed can help one deal with distractions