Lesson Plan

My Family: Writing Practice

Family first! This lesson encourages students to think about families and how diverse families can be.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe what they already know about families by sharing relevant details and facts about their own families.


(10 minutes)
  • The day before your lesson, instruct your students to bring pictures from home that they can paste into a book that they will make.
  • Explain to your students that they are going to be discussing families.
  • Discuss with your students what family means to them. Potential discussion questions include:
    • "How do families work together?"
    • "Who is a part of a family, what are some things family members do for each other?"
    • "What events do they share with each other?"
    • "What are some places they go together?"
    • "How are families the same and how are they different?"
    • "What do families around the world look like?"
    • "How do you feel about your family?"
  • List on the board some details students share.