Friends, Good Friends

Topics: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship, Love / Pages: 10 (2275 words) / Published: Mar 30th, 2007
ESL 109

Unit: Introduction to the Writing Process

Activity 2: "Friends, Good Friends, and Such Good Friends"

Procedure

1. Pre-Reading: Skimming and scanning. What are the seven categories of friends that the author mentions?

3 minutes

2. Pre-Reading: Read the first 3 paragraphs. Which paragraphs contain the introduction? What kind of information is included in the introduction? ? What is the main idea (thesis) of this article?

5 minutes

3. Pre-Reading: Look at the end of the article. Where do you think the conclusion starts? Hint: the first sentence of the conclusion summarizes the main idea.

5 minutes

4. Reading: Read the article.

30 minutes

5. Outlining: Make an outline of the article:

10 minutes

I. Main Idea:

II. Body

A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

F.

G.

III. Conclusion:

FRIENDS, GOOD FRIENDS--and Such Good Friends

by Judith Viorst

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Judith Viorst is an author of light verse, children's books, and magazine articles. In this essay, originally written for Redbook, Viorst explains what friendship is by describing different types of friends.

HELP WITH WORDS

Ingmar Bergman (paragraph 2): a contemporary Swedish filmmaker, known for his artistic productions

Albert Camus (paragraph 2): a twentieth-centry French writer and philosopher

ardor (paragraph 2): passion

nonchalant (paragraph 8): without warmth or

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