68 pages 2 hours read

Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1989

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Reading Context

Use these questions or activities to help gauge students’ familiarity with and spark their interest in the context of the work, giving them an entry point into the text itself.

Short Answer

1. The book’s title is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. When you hear the word “effective,” what does it mean to you?


Teaching Suggestion: After asking students to review the definition of leadership presented in the following link, you might want to generate a discussion on the correlation between effectiveness in life as opposed to in leadership roles.

2. If you were going to make a list of 7 essential qualities for an effective person to have, what items might you include?

Teaching Suggestion: You might consider asking students to brainstorm and compile a list of qualities that they consider admirable or useful in life. They could then compare their findings to the list presented in the link below and identify areas of overlap or disagreement.

  • An alternative list of 15 important qualities related to success in leadership (may require subscription for viewing)

Personal Connection Prompt

This prompt can be used for in-class discussion, exploratory free-writing, or reflection homework before reading the book.