This handout--called a "friendship file" because it is used to build a profile about others--is great for promoting self-expression in learners who are underserved in the area of conversation, reciprocal play, or basic social interaction skills. Provided the students are able to either write or draw their responses, this activity can help foster and develop the skill of not only articulating details about oneself, but sharing those interests with others. Even though it comes in two pages, Page 2 (self portrait) might be optional or may serve as extra table work for early finishers. The procedure would entail individual work followed up immediately with a time of show-and-tell style sharing and conversation building. This allows for discovery but also may require follow-up at a later time to reinforce the value of remembering details about others so that we can have shared experiences in school community.
If you as the teacher observe expressive delays in filling out the answers; often this is because of an inability in students to narrow down their top favorite category of something. Reassure them that there's no need for perfection, that they only need to choose something fun that comes into their mind! And finally, don't forget to have students add their name at the top.