Friendship Literature Text Set By: Anna Jackson -aejackso@ksu.edu

Topic/The,me/Concpet

Friendship and how to be a better friend?

Rationale

The grades for this text set is kindergarten and first grade. This text set is intended for the entire classroom. I chose to do a text set for friendship because in the early grades students are learning how to make friends and how to be a better friend to the friends that they do have. The First and Kindergarten social studies standards also talk about families and friends.

Fiction

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

Author and Illustrator: Shel SIlverstein

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages:64

ISBN:978-0-06-025665-4 or 0060256656

The Genre: Children's Fiction Picture Book

Plot: The Plot of the book is that a boy as he grow-ups, keeps taking and taking from his "friend" the tree. The tree gladly gives to him and never asks for anything in return. At the end of the book the tree is unhappy with her lot in life with the boy but the little boy is now an old man and returns to the tree, and says that he just wants to sit down in a quiet place and this makes the tree happy in the end.

Teaching Points

Reading First Component: Fluency ; this book supports fluency by this book being a chronicle story following the boy and the tree through their lives; this chronicling can be summarized by the students to see if they understand the book.

Standard: RL.1.2 – Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.----- this book can incorporate this standard because it has a central message( give and take in friendship) and it follows a sequence that the students can recite back.

Language Arts Area: Writing can be addressed in the book because the students can write a letter to a friend/family to thank them for all that they do, that sometimes is reciprocated or taken notice of.

The Name Jar

The Name Jar

Author and Illustrator: Yangsook Choi

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Pages: 40

ISBN: 0440417996

The Genre: Children's Fiction Picture Book

Plot: The plot of this book is that Unhei is a new girl in school, no one else can pronounce her name. Having just moved to the US from Korea she wants to change her name, so her new classmates help her by filling a jar up with new names that she can have, and at the end of the week she will draw her new name. By the end of the week Unhei's new friends help her realize that her own name is the perfect one for her and she doesn't need to change it.

Teaching Points

Reading First Component: Phonics ; this book supports phonics by providing a reason to practice phonemic awareness; the reason is to help us understand and pronounce friends names.

Standard: RL.2.11 Encounter a diverse range of engaging and culturally sensitive text and media that motivate the desire to be literate.---- this book provides support for this standard, by providing insight into what students that are coming from a foreign country feel like when starting school. In a school district like USD 383 that has a high population of foreign students this book would be a great book to read.

Language Arts: Speaking; having the students practice each others names and then maybe presenting on some complicated names that they have come across and then how to pronounce them to the class so that if they come across it again they will be able to know how to say it.

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

Author and Illustrator: Laurie Keller

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Pages: 40

ISBN: 0805079963

The Genre: Children's Fiction Picture Book

Plot: Mr. Rabit got new neighbors next door, but he doesn't know anything about his new neighbors who are Otters. Mr Rabbit gets great advice to do unto others what you would like done to you. He follows this advice, and learns a lot about what it means to be a good friend and neighbor.

Teaching Points

Reading First Component: Comprehension: This book follows the reading first competent of comprehension because this book challenges the students to think about what they would want done to them to see if something is nice or not nice.

Standard: RI.1.8 – Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text. --- this standard can be used with this book, because the students can discuss why the author wanted to discuss "do unto others as you would want done to you".

Language Arts Area: Listening can be addressed in this book, by the students listening to the book and then discussing what they can do to be better friends. The students can also practice reciting detail about the book and why those details are important.

You Will Be My Friend!

You Will Be My Friend!

Author and Illustrator: Peter Brown

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 36

ISBN: 0316070300

The Genre: Children's Fiction Picture Book

Plot: Lucille Beatrice Bear (Lucy) wants to make a friend, but she keeps striking out. Until she finds the friend that is perfect for her, by being her self.

Teaching Points

Reading First Component: Fluency ; this book supports fluency by this book being a chronicle story following the Lucy trying to fine a friend; this chronicling can be summarized by the students to see if they understand the book.

Standard: RL.2.11 Encounter a diverse range of engaging and culturally sensitive text and media that motivate the desire to be literate.

Language Arts: Speaking; having the students practice making friends, and things that they should say to make friends.

Non-Fiction

El Deafo

El Deafo

Author: Cece Ball

Illustrated By: David Lasky

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Pages: 233

ISBN: 1419710206

The Genre: Graphic Novel

Plot: Cece, has an alternative personality who is superhero named El Deafo. El Deafo has super hearing and can do anything. This book follows Cece from the time she became deaf till upper elementary school. Through out elementary school we see Cece interact and make friends, and how they reacted to her having her "sonic ears" with the use of the microphone.

Teaching Points

Reading First Component: Comprehension: This book follows the reading first competent of comprehension because this book challenges the students to think about what they would do if they had a friend/peer that was deaf and going through these things.

Reading First Component: Fluency ; this book supports fluency by this book being a chronicle story following the Cece as she is growing up deaf and trying to make friends while figuring out what it means to be deaf; this chronicling can be summarized by the students to see if they understand the book.

Standard: RL.2.11 Encounter a diverse range of engaging and culturally sensitive text and media that motivate the desire to be literate.--- this book fits this standard by it discussing a culturally sensitive topic of having a deaf student in the classroom.

Language Arts Area: Listening can be addressed in this book, by the students listening to the book and then discussing what they can do to be better friends to a deaf student. The book,

Martina and Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports

Martina and Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports

Author: Phil Bildner

Illustrator: Brett Helquist

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Pages: 40

ISBN: 0763673080

The Genre: Children's Non-Fiction Picture Book

Plot: This book is about Chrissie and Martina as they strive to be the best in the Tennis world. Chrissie is from American and is very technical in her tennis while Martina is from Czechoslovakia, and plays tennis with emotions. As the Rivalry heats up between the two as they both strive to be the best a friendship forms between the two.

Reading First Component: Comprehension: This book follows the reading first competent of comprehension because this book challenges the students to think about how people from different backgrounds can be friends.

Standard: RL.2.11 Encounter a diverse range of engaging and culturally sensitive text and media that motivate the desire to be literate. ---- this book addresses this standard by providing a reflecting point of how people from all diverse backgrounds can be friends.

Language Arts Area: Reading is addressed in this book, by having the students read the book and then critically think about how people from all backgrounds can be friends.

Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship

Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship

Authors: Isabella Hatkoff, Paula Kahumbu, Craig Hatkoff

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Pages: 40

ISBN: 0439899591

The Genre: Children's Non-Fiction Picture Book

Plot: This book follows the first year of Mzee and Chrissies friendship, and discusses how they communicate and their playful behavior. Chrissie is an abandoned baby hippo while Mzee is a 130 year old turtle.

Teaching Points

Reading First Component:Comprehension: This book follows the reading first competent of comprehension because this book challenges the students to think about how anyone from different backgrounds can be friends even animals.

Standard: RL.1.2 – Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.----- this book can incorporate this standard because it has a central message and it follows a sequence that the students can recite back.

Language Arts Area: Listening can be addressed in this book, by the students listening to the book and then discuss that listening isn't always listening to what your friends say with their voice but how they say it with their body.

Visual/Illustrated

Teaching Points

Reading First Component: Comprehension: This visual can help the students connect to what they are learning in the other books and give them a sort of check list to see if the people in the book are being a good friend.

Standard: RL.2.11 Encounter a diverse range of engaging and culturally sensitive text and media that motivate the desire to be literate. ---- this visual addresses this standard by providing a reflecting point of how to be a better friend even from all backgrounds.

Language Arts Area: Listening can be addressed in this visual, by it talking about that you need to listen to your friends.

Teaching Points

Reading First Component: Comprehension: This visual can help the students connect to what they are learning in the other books and give them a sort of check list to see if the people in the book are being a good friend.

Standard: RL.1.2 – Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.----- this book can incorporate this standard because it has a central message( give and take in friendship) and it follows a sequence that the students can recite back.

Language Arts Area: Speaking; having the students say sorry and talk things out allows the students to practice their speaking.

Teaching Points

Reading First Component: Phonics ; this visual supports phonics by providing something to read and to practice their phonemic awareness.

Standard:RL.1.2 – Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.----- this visual can incorporate this standard because friends retell stories to each other about times that they had a lot of fun.

Language Arts Area: Speaking; by having the students share some fun stories that they have had with their friends with the class to practice their speaking skills.

Alternative

Teaching Points

Reading First Component: Comprehension: This movie follows the reading first competent of comprehension because this book challenges the students to think about how anyone from different backgrounds can be friends even animals.

Standard: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.----- this movie can incorporate this standard because the students can retell the movie in multiple ways and then discuss the central message of the movie.

Language Arts Area: Listening can be addressed in this movie, by the students listening to the movie and then discuss that listening isn't always listening to what your friends say with their voice/language but how they say it with their body, because some friends might not speak the same language as you.

Additional Resources

Citations

"Product Swap." Product Swap. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

Conquer, Digital Divide and. "How to Be a FRIEND! Classroom Poster Set with Strategies for School." Teachers Pay Teachers. TeachersPayTeachers.com, 27 Aug. 2014. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

"Vrienden Spreuk Posters & Afdrukken." Vrienden Spreuk Posters, Vrienden Spreuk Afdrukken, Kunst Vrienden Spreuk Afdrukken. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

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