Depending upon students' knowledge and understanding, the teacher may wish to review the components of a story before beginning Activity 5E. The teacher may also encourage students to review their biographies of their Older Friends.
Students are to write a story about their Older Friend and the relationship which has developed, which would appeal to and could be read by a young child. Encourage students to present the story in an optimistic manner: it should present aging as a positive experience, and should present an upbeat view of cross-generational relationships. This activity is purposely open-ended to allow for teacher decisions concerning the writing and use of the story. Teachers should incorporate any pre-writing activities they deem necessary.
Older friend, attitude, biography, story writing