The main point of this cartoon is to get students to communicate with each other by expanding their social skills through their writing. By picking a topic that everyone can relate too, communication is wide open. By talking with a partner, the student's can gain confidence and that their writing has a purpose and are about to share their feelings and opinions openly.
Good Morning Class. For our warm up activity today I want you to write about what your favorite holiday and why?
After you are finished, I'd like you to partner up with someone and talk about your favorite holiday by asking questions.
I like Christmas too, but I also celebrate Hanukkah.
Molly's favorite holiday is Christmas because she likes spending time with her family and opening presents.
Now what have we learned about each other?
Billy's favorite holiday is thanksgiving, cause he likes eating.