Friend or Foe?
4th Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about friends and foes.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about the significance of friends and foes.
• Explore and apply the concept of friends and foes.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of friends and foes.
• Orally use words that describe friends and foes.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about the importance of friends and foes.
• Use key concept words [foe, friend, need, survive, support].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about friends and foes:
• What are friends and foes.
• How some things can be both a friend and a foe.
• Why are there friends and foes.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What do you see in this photo? (kids sliding down a slide). How do you know these kids are getting along? (they are smiling, playing together).
• Ask students: What makes a good friend? (someone who listens, helps, shares, works together, is honest).
• Say: A friend is a person you like who likes you. Some people have many friends while some have a few friends. Sometimes people have best friends which are the closest of all their friends. How is a best friend different from a friend? (have more in common, closer, like each other more, spend a lot of time together, etc).
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next three slides, showing them foes and friends. Always have the students explain whether the items are friends, foes, or both.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask students to talk about how people can stop being foes to the environment. After the second game, have them discuss if they are the foe of any animals.
Close• Ask students: How can you be a friend to the environment? Explain.
• Summarize for students that friends and foes need each other to survive. Sometimes they can be both a friend and a foe. Sometimes friends may not always agree, but that does not mean that they are foes. Encourage them to think about the problems that friends may have and how they can be fixed.