Use a story template to create a fun tour of your community!
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness and social awareness.
Engage students in a discussion by asking the following questions:
Distribute a physical or digital copy of the handout below to students. Before they read the story template, ask them to fill out the box by writing down words that match the given parts of speech. Encourage them to be creative and silly with their words!
Then, they can use their selected words to finish the template, and create a fun tour of their community.
Facilitate a live virtual exchange with your Empatico partner class, and invite students to share their "community tours" with each other. Students can read their individual stories, or collaborate on a class story together and take turns reading different lines!
After students read their stories, they might ask questions to learn about each other's communities, such as:
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: