- Reading, Writing
- 60 minutes
In this lesson, students will learn about how they are different from each other. They will then write about themselves! This lesson would fit in perfect with an "All About Me" theme.
Students will be able to understand similarities and differences between themselves and peers, write a describing word about themselves, and take part in fine motor activities.
Introduction (10 minutes)
- Show students the cover of I'm Gonna Like Me. Ask students to describe the children on the cover.
- Have three students stand up. Point out things about them that are the same and different. For example, all three children are students, but they all have differently colored hair.
- Talk about the statement, “Like yourself everyday, no matter what.” Ask students if they like themselves every day and why that is important.
- Explain to students that today they will be learning about how everyone is different and unique.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)
- Read students the story I'm Gonna Like Me.
- Have students point out if they are similar to children in the story or different.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Have students play with Mr. Potato Head dolls.
- Invite them to make each Mr. Potato Head different from each other, much like we are different from our friends.
Independent Working Time (15 minutes)
- Give students a copy of Write and Draw paper. Ask students to name their favorite thing about themselves.
- Do an example for the class. Tell the class what your favorite thing is about yourself and write it on the line. Then, draw a picture above showing this trait.
- Have students complete this activity. Students will need help writing their describing word. Write a list of describing words that the students say on the board so they can copy it from there.
- Enrichment: Have students in need of enrichment write additional words about themselves. They can also help struggling peers with sounding out their describing word.
- Support: For students having difficulty copying their describing word from the board, write their word in highlighter and have them trace it with a crayon.
Related Books and/or Media
- BOOK: I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
- BOOK: Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
Assessment (10 minutes)
- Have students stand up and share their drawing with the class. Have them name something they like about a friend that is different from themselves.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Ask students to say what their favorite part of the lesson was today.