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Lesson Plan Title : Write a letter to a friend

Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Early Elementary Level)

Duration: 45 minutes

Description: This is a lesson based on the book, My Friend Bear, by Jez Alborough. Each student writes a letter to a friend describing the strengths of the friendship.

Goals:

Students will realize the importance of friendships and ways to strengthen friendships.

Objectives:

1. Students will be able to make predictions about the content of the story by examining the cover and title.

2. Students will be able to use a graphic organizer to organize information.

3. Students will be able to practice letter-writing skills by writing a letter to a friend.

Materials:

My Friend Bear, by Jez Alborough

paper

pencils

Activities:

Read My Friend Bear to the Students. Ask them to think about one of their good friends.

On the board write down the qualities of a good friend.

Have students write a letter to one of their friends, or family members. For younger students give them a prewritten handout that they can fill in.

Assessment: Listen to students' responses during and after the story. Collect students' letters and check students' letters for completeness.

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