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Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
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The Giving Tree

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Little literature analysts listen as you read The Giving Tree to them and discuss other ways the tree could have helped the little boy.A three-column chart is given to each individual showing what the tree and boy gave to each other and...
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How Does a Friend Act?

For Teachers K
Students brainstorm a list of characteristics that friends should and should not have. In groups, they are given a set of hand puppets in which they role-play different scenerios in front of the class. To end the lesson, they are shown...
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Getting to Know You

For Teachers 4th
After going over the five steps of the writing process, pupils fill out "Getting to Know You" worksheets. They trade papers with each other, and have the task of writing a descriptive paragraph about the person whose worksheet they...
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Developing a Topic for Writing Using an Idea Web

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Teach your upper graders how to use an idea web to develop a topic for writing. After reading a variety of stories about friendship (a list of stories with the theme of friendship is included), model using an idea web. Class members...
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Let's Learn About Patricia Polacco: An Author Study

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students participate in an author study about Patricia Polacco focusing on her use of family and friendship as themes in her books. They write a letter to the author and compare her life to that of Beatrix Potter. They examine how their...
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Social Studies: Getting to Know You

For Teachers K
Students in kindergarten and college students engage in dialogue designed to help them get to know each other. They meet at three discussion centers, where the students express what makes them happy, how they are seen, and how they are...
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Life Doesn't Frighten Me

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners work with younger students to collaborate to create a painting. In this lesson, learners read Life Doesn't Frighten Me. High School students write and discuss fears with Kindergarten children, and then create an artwork showing...
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"Zigzag"

For Teachers K
Students listen to the book "Zigzag" by Robert D. San Souci, and examine the concepts of friendship, respect, and determination. They answer story comprehension questions, then create a fabric doll using the shapes from the book.
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Welcome Back!

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students visually represent their identities on handmade puzzle pieces. They participate in a personal get-acquainted activity designed to build friendships in a new group. They get to know new classmates with fun. Students etch five...
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Friendship Shapes

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars focus on the concept of friendship by writing and singing songs, talking about friendship skills and creating textured art images about the benefits of having and keeping friends. They also read a book and watch a video...
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Feeling Faces

For Teachers K
Students explore their feelings. They listen to poems for emotions and complete the basics feelings activity sheet.
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How Do I Act Like A Friend?

For Teachers K
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the meaning of being a friend. They take part in a series of activities to define the meaning of friendship. Students are presented with scenarios and then role-play how to act to...
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A Fond Farewell

For Students 5th - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students read a story starter about a friend who must move away out of town. Students finish the story about how this will affect the friendship.
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Advanced Spelling: Friendship

For Students 4th - Higher Ed
Secondary learners unscramble vocabulary terms associated with friendship and interpersonal relationships. The 13-question activity could be used with middle schoolers or older ELLs. High level vocabulary included!
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Your Friends in School: Part 2

For Teachers K - 3rd
Making friends is an important social skill. Talk about the importance of friendship, what makes a friend, and friends found in the classroom. This presentation includes an activity where kids pair-up to make a picture for the class...
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Friends

For Teachers K - 2nd
What makes a person a friend? Go over some friendship basics with your class. Things like caring, helping, and sharing are discussed, then engage them in a friend-building activity that culminates in a class friendship book. This...
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Ups and Downs in Relationships

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
A thought-provoking presentation explores relationships and personal responsibility. Learners discuss terms such as loyalty, responsibility, fairness, and discuss knowing how to "do the right thing." Though brief, some good class...
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Friendship

For Teachers 1st
Gather your first graders and read Franklin's New Friend. First, show the book's cover and title. What can your youngsters infer from these along? Then read through the comprehension questions you created and start reading the story. Now...
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Supporting Opinions: Handling the End of a Friendship

For Students 7th - 11th
Four thought-provoking questions encourage readers to develop and support their opinions about strategies to end a friendship after exploring excerpts from a New York Times article. The reading is brief so this could be a lead-in to...
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Basic Writing Skills

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Learners listen to story A Mason-Dixon Memory, by Clifton Davis, and complete worksheets about the story. The worksheets are embedded in the plan. This activity provides good reading comprehension practice for young readers.
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Friendship and Belonging

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify and demonstrate various emotions. In this philanthropy lesson plan, students listen to the book, The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric, and brainstorm ideas to help new children feel welcome at school. Students role play...
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Of Mice and Men Quiz

For Students 9th - 10th
Friendship, encouragement, heartache, and pain are all prevalent in this quiz on Of Mice and Men. A tale of two friends chronicles their journey to Salinas and the tragic events that occur there. These mostly multiple-choice questions do...
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Emotions and Feelings

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students should have a concept idea of the significance of friendship, feelings, communication and emotions. The use of the Internet is essential for communicationing their emotions through EPAL.