This guidance lesson PowerPoint presentation is one that your students will surely love! It is centered around the concept of friendship, diversity, and bullying prevention. Using the stories, "Charlie the Caterpillar" and "The Crayon Box that Talked", the concept of diversity is introduced as well as friendship skills and bullying prevention.
The Amazon.com description for "Charlie" is as follows: "As Charlie the Caterpillar meets one group of animals after another playing together and having fun, he asks if he can join in. But each time he's told not welcome -- because he's ugly. As winter approaches, Charlie spins himself a cocoon. When spring arrives, the cocoon opens and out comes Charlie -- now a beautiful butterfly. Everyone wants him to be part of their group. But Charlie puts these fair-weather friends properly in their place in this heartwarming story about the meaning of true friendship."
Barnes & Nobel describes "Crayon Box" as follows: "Yellow hates Red, so does Green, and no one likes Orange! Can these crayons quit arguing and learn to cooperate? Shane DeRolf's deceptively simple poem celebrates the creation of harmony through diversity. In combination with Michael Letzig's vibrant illustrations, young readers will understand that when we all work together, the results are much more colorful and interesting. Although they are many different colors, the crayons in a box discover that when they get together they can appreciate each other and make a complete picture."
This 15-slide PowerPoint guidance lesson incorporates videos of both books being read that can be used, or you can read your own copy of the book (which I prefer as long as there is a group location in the classroom).
Comprehension questions are included to help you to lead the students to a clear understanding of the message of the books.
Additionally, instructions for an activity to utilize with this guidance lesson are included.
I have included animation and transitions between slides so that it helps to hold the students' interest. I believe in making presentations colorful and captivating whenever possible. After all, we are competing with all sorts of electronic stimuli, and our message needs to be
This should only be used as your classroom resource for teaching this lesson. It should not be published or reproduced without written permission. Copyright 2015- Counselor Bev