Making New Friends - 3

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Teachers

Definition: Making new friends involves introducing yourself to people you don’t know, asking questions to gain information about their likes, dislikes, who they are and sharing details about you.

Discussion Points

  • Where are you likely to meet new people?
  • What do you look for in a friend?
  • What behaviors does a person display that you would not like?
  • Describe the last time you made a new friend?

Review Discussion Points:

Possible activities to review the discussion point:

60 Second Paper:

  • Share Discussion Points with students.
  • Give the students 60 seconds to write down possible solutions to the problem.
  • Have students share what they have written or collect the papers and discuss content anonymously.
  • Continue process until all words or thoughts have been listed.

Brainstorming:

  • Students are broken down into groups.
  • Have students work independently/small groups/pairs to develop a list of different qualities of a good friend.
  • Have students share qualities from their list.

Activity 1: Personal Narrative

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Activity 2: Qualities

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet B. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet B - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Activity 3: Why are friends important?

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet C. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet C - 1 per person
  • Pencil for each student

Script Writing and Animation

Script Prompt: Develop a script and create an animation that includes two characters in a setting related to the problem. The dialogue between the characters must include:

  • A character who demonstrates both good and bad qualities of a friend
  • Materials Needed:
    • White board/chalk Board or Chart Paper
    • Markers
    • Script sheet for each group
    • Pencil for each student

    Script Writing Practice: Teacher led discussion of script creation. As a whole/small group, write both an appropriate and inappropriate versions of the script. In small groups or individually, have the students independently create scripts using the prompts above.

    Independent Script Recording: Pair students to complete 2 scripts together using the same script prompt detailed above. Direct students to take turns being character one and character two.

    Animation Creation: Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

    Lesson Extension: Incorporate ELA standards by discussing both spoken and written grammar rules (dialogue punctuation, correct verb tense, sentence structure, parts of a story; character, setting, problem, solution). Consider using both the final animation and written script as an ELA grade/assignment.

    Lesson Review

    Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
    • A pencil for each student

    Students

    Go to only student curriculum

    Student Activity Sheet A

    Directions: Share about a time you met a new friend.

    Student Activity Sheet B

    Directions: Answer the questions below.

    What positive qualities do you look for when making a new friend?

    What qualities do you avoid when making a new friend?

    Student Activity Sheet C

    Directions: Create a wanted ad for a new friend. Be sure to include what qualities you are looking for.

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: Create a wanted ad for a new friend. Be sure to include what qualities you are looking for.