Making New Friends - 2

Foundational

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Teachers

Definition: Making new friends means talking to new people you don’t know and spending time getting to know them.

Discussion Points:

Questions:

  • How do you make new friends?
  • What are the qualities of a good friend?
  • What are the behaviors of a bad friend?
  • Describe the last time you made a new friend?
Good Friends: Bad Friends:
Negotiate Don’t negotiate
Help each other out Don’t help each other out
Disagree without hurting each other Disagree and hurt each other
Respect each other Do not respect each other
Are loyal Are not loyal
Spend time together Do not spend time together
Can depend on each other Cannot depend on each other

Discuss with students what it means to make new friends and what a good friend is. Review the discussion point questions.


    Possible activities to review the discussion point:

  • The group should form a circle. Ask a question and allow students to toss a bean bag to those who would like to answer the question.
  • Play tic-tac-toe by dividing the group into teams. Write discussion questions on a post-it note and place them on the tic-tac-toe grid. Allow a representative from the team to select a post-it note and as a team develop an answer to the question. If they get it right they may put their teams marker (x or o) on the grid.

Activity 1: Circumstances

As a large group, make a list of circumstances when it is important to make new friends. Record answers on the board.

Example: When you go away to summer camp

Materials Needed:
  • Chart Paper or chalkboard

Activity 2: Qualities

Allow students to work in small groups to complete student activity sheet A. Discuss when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet A - 1 per group
  • Pencil for each group

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Discuss answers when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet B - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension and Grammar Review

Explain that a script is a form of dialogue writing between characters in a movie, play, or broadcast. Utilizing the immersive reader students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example scripts below. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to answer the questions on student activity sheet C.

After students have finished, discuss the listening comprehension questions together.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet C - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student
  • Student activity sheet D - 1 per student
  • Red and purple colored pencil or crayon

Example script demonstrating making friends appropriately:
Chris: Hi, what’s your name?
Tori: My name is Tori.
Chris: Are you new here at the playground?
Tori: Yes, I am. I don’t have any friends here yet.

Example script of demonstrating making friends inappropriately:
Chris: Hey, my name is Chris. I just moved in next door.
Tori: Nice. My mom told me that.
Chris: Do you want to go to the playground together later?
Tori: No. I want to stay inside and play by myself.

After completing the listening comprehension portion of this activity provide students a copy of student activity sheet D. Point out to students the features of script text to indicate which character is talking. Remind students that this is a dialogue between characters.

Allow students time to complete activity sheet D.

Display the script using the immersive reader, highlight the nouns in the script. Students should self check their work to determine if they correctly named two nouns. Repeat the process for verbs and syllables.

If time allows students may partner together and role play the script.

Script Writing and Animation

Review and discuss example scripts from lesson extension.

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating how to appropriately and inappropriately make new friends. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

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.

Materials Needed:
  • Script sheet for each group
  • Pencil for each student

Lesson Review

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

Materials Needed:
  • Student Lesson Review Sheet
  • Pencil for each student

Read Aloud Recommendations: Completing a read aloud with students is a great way for them to see and learn social skills as well as incorporating reading skills. Below are some books that could be used to reinforce the concept. Read and discuss as appropriate for level and as time allows throughout the lesson.

  • Tilly & Tank by Jay Fleck
  • Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship by Kelly Light
  • Boy + Bot by Amy Dyckman
  • Big Friends by Linda Sarah
  • Be a Friend by Salina Yoon
  • The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
  • The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
  • Raybot by Adam Watkins
  • Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff
  • My New Friend is So Fun! by Mo Willem
  • Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen
  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Students

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Student Activity Sheet A

Name four qualities of a good friend:

Name four qualities of a bad friend:

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Study the comic strips below. Circle the answers that show that the characters are making new friends.

Student Activity Sheet C

Who are the characters in this script?

Where is Tori new at?

How do you think Tori feels about not having any friends yet?

Where did Chris just move to?

Do you think it is easy or hard to make a new friend? Why?

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below circle two nouns in purple that name a person and one noun that names a place. In red circle two verbs.

Remember:

A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, state, or occurrence.

Example script demonstrating making friends appropriately:
Chris: Hi, what’s your name?
Tori: My name is Tori.
Chris: Are you new here at the playground?
Tori: Yes, I am. I don’t have any friends here yet.

Example script of demonstrating making friends inappropriately:
Chris: Hey, my name is Chris. I just moved in next door.
Tori: Nice. My mom told me that.
Chris: Do you want to go to the playground together later?
Tori: No. I want to stay inside and play by myself.

Directions: How many syllables do you hear in the words below?

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the following questions.

1. What are some of the qualities of a good friend?

2. What does it mean to be a bad friend?

3. How do you make a new friend?

4. Why is it important to make new friends?