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Unformatted text preview: Friendship Teacher Day Time Branch TA Class Resources needed: Handouts (below) Scrap paper A few copies of The Giving Tree Aim: By the end of this stage students will have warmed up to the topic of friendship by brainstorming a list of words that directly relate to friendship. Stage: Warm-up / Introduction Page: Time: 7 - 10 min Method: Vocabulary Map In the middle of the board, draw a circle. Inside the circle write the word Friendship Stemming off the large circle, draw 5 smaller circles. Inside these circles write good friends, bad friends, childhood friendships, adult friendships, how to call people Instruct students to draw the same Once they have finished, tell them theyll have 4 5 minutes to brainstorm a list of adjectives (nouns for how to call people) that correspond to each subcategory For example, good friends are loyal, kind, open-minded, etc. After 4 5 minutes, get feedback from the students and write their words on the board Comments Aim: By the end of this stage students will be familiar with a popular western childrens story about friendship. Stage: Practice Page: Time: 10 - 15 min Method: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Group students in 5s Handout a copy of The Giving Tree and allow a few minutes for students to read through it Once everyone has finished, ask students, Is the boy a good friend? Why/why not? Is the tree a good friend? Why/why not? Also ask students if there are any popular stories in Chinese culture that have to do with friendship. If so, ask for a summary of the story / moral. Comments Aim: By the end of this stage students will have practiced speaking by answering a number of questions about friendship. Stage: Practice Page: Time: 10 - 15 min Method: Speaking in groups Handout a lit of questions on friendship provided below Students will answer the questions in small groups After students have completed, answer the questions together as a class Comments Aim: By the end of this stage students will have practiced speaking/reading by giving friendship advice. Stage: Practice Page: Time: 4 5 min Method: Dear Abby. Students will be given a short text taking the form of a Dear Abby article Students will read silently Once finished, ask the students what advice they would give this person Comments Aim: By the end of this stage students will have practiced speaking by giving friendship advice....
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- Spring '09