What makes someone a best friend? Then, have each student share his or her friendship item with the class and tell why it is important to his or her friendship. You may want to divide the class into small groups, each group studying a particular area of interest — art, architecture, music, food, geography, and government.
Fasten your seatbelts and let the fun begin! Encourage them to write about their new lives and friends, as well as about the things that they — as Amber and Justin — miss doing together. What is rewarding and fun about a friendship? Amber says, "This is definitely the worst year of my life, the very, very, very, very worst.
What do they what to be when they grow up? She must start to think about making new friends. Encourage your students to think about their own dreams for the future. Ask your students to bring in a picture, an object, a song, or some other memento from a friendship of theirs.
Celebrate Someone Special Amber has a "Dad Book" where she keeps special mementos that remind her of her father. Have your students create their own postcards from the travel destination of their dreams!
Have your students vote on a travel destination.
Here are some suggestions of songs about friendship: You can choose Mr. Her best friend, Justin, has flown to Alabama with his family to look for a new house; and her father has left to live in Paris.
Display books, travel literature, and maps for the students to explore and enjoy. You may want to pose these questions to your students: Have your students pair up to write letters to each another — one as Amber Brown writing from New Jersey and the other as Justin Daniels writing from Alabama.
Have your students create their own "special someone book" starring a significant person or pet! Designate a few students to serve as "flight attendants," who can pass out individually wrapped bags of pretzels and prepare the class for takeoff.
Show and Tell and Sing! Organize a Friendship Show-and-Tell in your classroom. Before stepping onto the imaginary plane, have students make their own passports. But in real life, Amber is worried about all the traveling that is going on around her: What special object would Amber choose for her friendship with Justin?
Have your class brainstorm a list of qualities that your students look for in their friends. Encourage students to use photographs, drawings, letters, cards, notes, ticket stubs or anything else that holds happy memories.
Cohen, you can organize the chairs in the classroom so that they appear like seats in an airplane. Before takeoff, your students should research and learn all about the country they are going to visit.
Before beginning, have them think about what pictures they will draw on their postcards, who they will send their postcards to, and what they will write. What does it mean to be a good friend?" Amber Brown is Not a Crayon" is one of the funniest books I have ever read and maybe it could be for you too.
In the book, Justin and Amber were best friends. All of a sudden, Justin is moving away and they get in a fight. The book, Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# in Hardcover by Danziger, Paula may be ordered in bulk quantities.
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Grade. Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon Narrative (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile: This book is about a young girl, Amber Brown, and her friendship with Justin Daniels. Danziger is best known for a series of children's books about Amber Brown, including Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon, You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown, and Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit.
Each of these books deals with a "crisis" in the life of young Amber Brown, such as 4/5(22).Download