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Middle schoolers read selections about friendships and discover ways to work with other learners. In this building friendships lesson, students identify main ideas and details in reading selections about friendship and how to make friends. Middle schoolers use story maps, dialogue, and essays to discover ways friends can help them enjoy life and learning.
In this listening exercise worksheet, students watch a video entitled, "How to Make Friends at a New School." They fill in the blanks in six steps to making friends and click the "Done" button to submit the answers.
Second graders discuss bullying, empathy and making friends. In this social skills lesson, 2nd graders read a story and have a class discussion on what it means to be empathetic, how to be a good friend and how strong friendships and empathy can help prevent bullying.
This bullying prevention lesson addresses the meaning of empathy, feelings of being excluded, and friendship-building skills. While it is designated for 8th grade, some of the materials seem appropriate for 6th or 7th grade. The lesson includes a brainstorming activity, an inclusion/exclusion exercise, small group and whole class discussion. Also there is a small group improvisation in front of the class. No assessments or rubrics are provided.
Students engage in physical activities with friends. In this movement lesson, students play physical games with a partner. They meet new students and also get exercise.
Young scholars listen to the book Friends and discuss how to make friends and the characteristics of good friends. In this friends lesson, students listen to the story and practice role playing on how to make friendships.
Making friends is an important part of the school experience. In this clip, children talk about how they make friends and what they do with these special people. Children will love exploring this topic.
Students "role-play" the part of a person who says unkind things and are photographed while doing so. They then act out a story about making friends. They practice saying kind things and are photographed. Word bubbles are added captioning the ph
Fourth graders define empathy and relate to friendship.  In this social skills lesson, 4th graders discuss the pros and cons of making friends by feeling empathy for their hurts.  Students discuss ways to keep friends.
First graders examine the significance of the Louisiana Purchase and the journey of Lewis and Clark. They listen to a story, analyze a map, compare/contrast the Jefferson Peace Medal and the Peace Medal nickel, and design a peace and friendship medal.
Students explore how to choose and make friends through character cards that represent their favorite characters. They can drerss as their characters or use the cards as stick puppets to role play their friendly conversations.
In this friendship-themed worksheet, learners read an article regarding friendships, complete a variety of activities, and then draw 1 of their friends in the space provided.
Sixth graders identify bullying tactics. In this conflict management instructional activity, 6th graders discuss the feelings associated with being included or excluded from a group. Students answer psychological questions about their own life and emotions.
View a video about friends, relationships, cliques, bullies and getting along with others. Then discuss various segments in the film and role-play several situations that are presented. Finally, learners will write an editorial exploring a related issue and present it to the class.
Students read "Fans Gear Up to Say Goodbye to 'Friends'" from The New York Times and discuss the elements of the sitcom 'Friends' that made it such a success. After brainstorming reasons for 'Friends' popularity, students work in groups to create a pitch for a new television show with the same theme.
Students engage in four separate friendship-building activities. They develop social skills and ethical responsibility by role playing and interacting with each other through reading, art, music and dance.
Students describe the characteristics in which make a good friend. They participate in four activities to help them to get to know their classmates. They role-play different situations.
Students explore that sometimes we are surprised when we spend time with someone we previously thought we would not like and find this person to be very likeable and they may become a great friend. They explore how a friendship can fluctuate and change.
Students examine and identify their own positive character traits and friendship skills and how to make new friends. They discuss the importance of friendship, listen to the book "The 329th Friend," and create an invitation for a new potential friend to eat lunch with them.
Students participate in games to make new friends. They "dance and freeze" as music plays. Students skip, hop and wiggle as they play a moving down the line game. Students develop gross motor skills, listening, and social awareness skills.

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