This unit is based on the book You Can Be a Friend by Tony and Lauren Dungy. Every year at the beginning of the year I focus on friendship skills in my classroom. The book and activities also focus on teaching about differences and disabilities. This unit would be appropriate for any grade level PK - 4.
The activities included are:
- K-W-L Chart to start discussions about making friends (includes student copy and headers for classroom set)
- High frequency word activity that involves tallying and counting
-Sequencing Graphic Organizer for how character changes throughout the story (includes student copy and headers for class set)
-Pre-written responses to cut/paste into G.O. for pre or non writers
-Guided writing activity on how character changes
-Problem solving planner for real class situations and discussion
-Guided cooking lesson to make friendship cookies as life skill lesson.
-Cooking lesson includes words and pictures for ingredients and utensils, along with pictures for steps to promote independence.