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Junior Lesson Plan #10

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A Profile From a Family

Grades K to 4

Reading, Writing, Social Studies



1. Talk with students about family. Then brainstorm with them about questions they could ask a member of their family or a friendís family. Students then chose who they will write their story about and tell the teacher. Sample questions might be:

For younger students:
  • What is your mother (father, sister or brother)ís name?
  • What's his or her favourite colour?
  • Does he/she prefer cats or dogs?
  • What is his/her favourite activity or sport?
  • What food would he/she like to have for a special occasion?

For older students:
  • What's your father (mother, sister or brother)'s clearest memory of when he or she was in school?
  • What did he/she do on his/her summer holidays as a child?
  • Who was his/her best friend when he/she was a child?
  • What is his/her favourite activity or sport?
  • What is his/her job?

Students are encouraged to ask them about the moment when they most proud of their child.

. Students go home after school and interview someone in their own or someone elseís family. The goal is to have them ask questions and collect the information they'll need to tell their classmates a story. The questions could be adjusted to their age and ability to record information. Students can write their story in essay form or as an interview.

3. WRAP UP: Once the students have interviewed their family members, they can take turns telling the class about what they found out. Stories can be told from memory or the students can write down as much as they can on paper. Depending on the age group, students can write a story about their family member.



Students will be assessed on in-class participation, information gathered in their interviews and presentation.






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