1. Topic-
Everybody is Unique
2. Content-
Respect for others
Tolerance, friend, appreciation, self-esteem
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Talk about the meaning and the word unique.
2.Create a completely unique person one part at a time.
3.Write about the person they created and why this person will be their friend.
4. Objectives-
1. Begin to understand the meaning of the word unique.
2. Describe their new friend to the rest of the class and what makes them special.
3. Create a detailed paper with adjectives and detail.
5. Materials and Aids-
One piece of 2 in squared, 3in squared, and 4 in squared white paper per student. Art materials including crayons, markers, paints, tissue paper or any other supplies you may want to bring out.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Write unique on the board
2. Ask the students what the words mean to them, write the answer on the board
3. Ask the students what makes them unique, write all the answers on the board.

B. Development-

1. Draw a person on the board
2. Draw two horizontal lines across the neck and across the waist.
3. Begin to discuss the differences that you may see in the three areas of the person on the board, discussing one section at a time. This can include hair and eye color, weight, height, build, and what they may wear.

C. Practice-

1. Provide the students with the 2 inch square piece of paper and ask them to draw their persons head, face and neck. This person should not resemble anyone they know but come from their imagination. The square should be completely filled in
2. Next give them the 4 inch square and ask them to do the same but this time their torso and arms should be drawn. Remind the students to fill the entire square and to add as much detail as possible to their drawing.
3. Once complete hand them the last square, the 3 inch square and ask them to draw the persons waist, legs and feet. Remind them to be unique!
4. Once all the parts have been drawn, gather each piece. You can separate and collect the heads in one container the torsos in another and the legs in another. Hand out or allow the students to pick (no looking) from each container to create an even more unique person. Tape that person together, then once the class has settled down ask them to think of a name for their person.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Using their new friend they will write what makes them unique, what makes them special, and what talents do they have.
2. Next they will write what they have in common with their friend and what differences they have.
3. Once their ideas are written down have them begin to write their paper titled "I would like you to meet my new friend......"

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Provide a list of adjectives, sports, activities etc with pictures that the student may want to include in their description.
2. Guide the student with writing prompts or writing tools to create the written work.
3. Allow for students to work in pairs.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Writing rubric
2. (Differentiated writing rubric for ELL's if needed)
3. Oral presentation of their new friend.

G. Closure-

1. Ask the students what they thought of others new friends. Would they smile or greet them if they saw them on the street? Why or why not?
2. Exit slip, what does it mean to be unique? Can you still have friends when you are unique? Does what a person look like on the outside, change who they are on the inside?

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