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This book companion friendship lesson for the read-aloud picture book "Enemy Pie" is a perfect back-to-school counseling activity. Friendship activities and reading comprehension worksheets for second and third-grade students that build the positive character traits and social skills to nurture relationships.
Students will learn to cooperate, include others, be patient, and considerate towards the peers as they work in groups to brainstorm friendly ingredients to make a ‘friends forever pie’. Great for addressing anti-social behavior or as school counseling lesson plans.
Read a book review of Enemy Pie by David Munson and see a video reading HERE.
What students learn:
- The importance of not judging and forming opinions too quickly
- To give everyone a chance to prove themselves
- Form your own opinion instead of listening to others
- Spending time with someone is the best way to get to know them
- Being a friend is more rewarding than being an enemy
- Showing kindness can improve a relationship
- Kids sometimes need to be assertive when making friends or wanting to be included in activities
- The best way to get rid of an enemy is to make them your friend
Included in this resource:
- Instructions for using with younger and older students
- 1 x Reading comprehension worksheet
- 1 x Feelings created by actions worksheet
- 1 x Enemy antonyms worksheet
- 1 x Acrostic poem template
- 3 x Word searches
- 3 x Coloring pages
- 1 x Display poster
- 1 x Pie craft template
- Extra activity suggestions
How to use:
- Great as a back-to-school activity to help students connect and learn how to treat one another with kindness
- Helps students expand their vocabulary
- Practice writing as students answer questions about the story
- Enhance word recognition, concentration, and spelling with word searches
- Improve memory as students recall details from the story
- Students explore the actions that result in different feelings
- Children learn about antonyms
- Encourage positive relationships and for students to be friendly and kind towards others
- Start discussions around kindness and caring to promote a kind and inclusive classroom and school community
- Use as a springboard to brainstorm ways to be friendly to reduce anti-social and bullying behavior
Summary of the story
Jeremy Ross moves into the neighborhood and instantly becomes the narrator’s enemy. He learns however that his dad has a genius recipe for a pie guaranteed to get rid of enemies. The only problem is that the other part of the plan requires him to spend the WHOLE DAY with his enemy BUT he does get to serve up a big helping of his dad’s disgusting enemy pie and the end of it.
After a day of activities and getting to know one another, the narrator decides that Jeremy might not be so bad after all and takes him off his enemy list. Now he has to stop him eating that dreaded enemy pie!!
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