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Students complete a variety of activities related to the book "My Friend Jacob" by Lucille Clifton. They complete a graphic organizer web about friendship qualities, and participate in a discussion about friendship. In small groups they create a commercial about friends, and complete journal entries about point of view.
You might not be able to choose your family, but with this presentation, you can certainly choose your relatives - relative pronouns, that is. Help students differentiate between "who," "which," "that," and the dreaded "whom." The slideshow might seem long, but each slide is doubled (question on the first slide, answer on the second) and the final eleven slides are an activity.
Elementary learners explore African American culture by reading children's poetry. They read the book, The Palm of My Heart which features poetry by an assortment of young African American boys and girls. Students define several vocabulary terms from the book and answer study questions based on the poems and book.