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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 they’ll 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 children’s 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
- Interpersonal relationship, Abby