During this lesson students will gain a better understanding of what it means to be a better neighbor and friend, and how to use our manners in uncomfortable situations. Students will also gain a better understanding of why it is important to give everyone the chance to tell their side of the story. Students will also develop skills to increase their reading comprehension, to become proficient, independent and critical readers. Students will also recognize fluent, expressive reading and engage in literature through role-plays and dramatizations. Students will also study and understand characters in literature.