Language, Art, Critical Thinking
Select a book that talks about friends and read it aloud to the class.
For some great ideas, check:
Levelled Readers about Friendship from Pearson
Popular Children Friendship Books
After reading, ask the following:
- Who were the friends in this book?
- What do you think made them good friends?
As a class, brainstorm words that describe good friends and print them on a piece of chart paper.
Explain that it is the students’ turn to create a class book about friendship. Invite students to take a piece of paper and print the following words and finish the following sentence:
A good friend is _____________________.
The rest of the page is for drawing what they feel is an example of being a good friend.
Remind them that sometimes their mom, dad, brother, sister, or a pet can be a good friend too!
Invite students to share the pages. You may want to collate the pages with a ring or ribbon and place in the school library for others to read.
Consider sending some of their answers home in your next school newsletter!