por Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton
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- Ralph Fletcher
In Ralph Fletcher’s “Funeral,” a group of boys have a funeral for their friend who is moving away.Pair “Funeral” with “We Have Been Friends Together” and ask students to discuss how friendship is portrayed in the two texts. What conflicts do the friends in the two texts face? Do you think the friends will be able to maintain the strength of their friendships in both texts? Why or why not?
Love and Friendship
- Emily Brontë
Emily Brontë (1818-1848) was an English poet and novelist. While growing up, Brontë spent much of her time creating stories with her siblings, two of whom were also famous authors. In this poem, Emily Brontë uses symbolism to argue that friendship — not love — is everlasting.Pair “Love and Friendship” with “We Have Been Friends Together” to explore the power and strength of friendship. Ask students to discuss how the two poems describe difficult times. How do the poems use figurative language to convey the message that strong friendships can endure difficult times?
- Piri Thomas
In Piri Thomas’ short story “Amigo Brothers,” two best friends compete against each other in a boxing match.Pair “Amigo Brothers” with “We Have Been Friends Together” to provide students with another example of friendship. How does each text explore the ups and downs that friends often encounter? Why were Tony and Felix able to hold on to their friendship in spite of their fight? Do students think the friendship in “We Have Been Friends Together” will have a similar outcome? Why or why not?
Two Famous Friends
- Jean K. Potratz
In the informational text “Two Famous Friends,” Jean K. Potratz discusses the rocky friendship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.Pair “We Have Been Friends Together” with “Two Famous Friends” to explore how friendships can have their ups and downs. How do the two friends in the poem compare to Thomas Jefferson and John Adams? What do both texts reveal about the nature of friendship?
My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn
- Sandra Cisneros
In Sandra Cisneros’ “My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn,” a young girl describes her close friendship with Lucy.Pair “We Have Been Friends Together” with “My Friend Lucy Who Smells Like Corn” and ask students to discuss any shared themes about friendship. How does the friendship described in the poem compare to the narrator and Lucy’s friendship in the short story? How does the poem’s speaker describe conflict between the friends? What would the narrator and Lucy do if they had a conflict? What is the best way to resolve a conflict with a close friend?