Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Friendship--Study and teaching (Primary); Friendship--Juvenile literature;
The theme of friendship was extended through quality literature experiences and related expressive activities to second grade children at the beginning of the school year. The primary goals were to involve children in the language processes and to develop a community of friendly learners. Teacher-directed and student-initiated activities were provided. The student-initiated activities were presented as options through literature-based learning centers. The goals of the centers included ways to make friends and to be a friend, an understanding that friends can be of all ages, involvement in pals, ways to cope with difficulties encountered in friendships and to recognize each others' individuality, and an appreciation of animals as friends.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1999 Trudy L. Lainson
Lainson, Trudy L., "An instructional development project in grade two : the theme of friendship" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1054.