Students will create their own stories given a writing prompt.
Students will recognize and include proper punctuation and grammar including capital letters, periods, question marks, and complete sentences.
Friends from the Other Side
by Gloria Anzaldua, paper, pencils.
Friends From the Other Side
Ask guiding questions during the story including how they would feel if they were the character Joaquin coming to a strange new land.
After completing the story, create a web with the class based on the words “New Friend.” Fill in the web by asking students how they would make a new friend that they met comfortable.
Have students create their own stories about a new child that comes to the classroom. This new child does not know anyone and feels very uncomfortable. How would you make this new child feel welcome?
Let students share their stories with the class. Publish their stories by mounting them on construction paper and create a bulletin board with them or laminate stories and bind them together to make a class book.