Buddy Books

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Type of strategy: Brainstorming and DiscussionDrawing and ArtworkCollaborationHumor and CelebrationOpeners & Get to Know YouVisual OrganizersWriting and/or Reflection

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and SensingIN: Introversion and IntuitionIS: Introversion and Sensing

Older students use information from an interview to create booklets comparing themselves to their buddy.

Directions: 

  1. Older students generate 10 to 12 questions that they will ask their younger buddy. Use: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How questions. Avoid questions that provide yes/no responses.
  2. Allow a 30 minute period where older students use their prepared questions to interview their younger buddy.
  3. Older students create a book that compares themselves to their buddy.  Similar topics are placed on facing pages of the book. For example: John's favorite food is pepperoni pizza.  Fred's favorite food is macaroni and cheese.
  4. The sentences can be typed into a word processor and then printed. The books can be illustrated with colored pencil.
  5. The books are then given as a gift to the younger buddy.

 

Submitted by: Tammy Reschke