Getting To Know You Lesson Plan for 6th Grade Students

Topic: getting to know you

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe characteristics of their fellow classmates and teachers.


  • Pen and paper for each student
  • Class list of names


  • Ask students to share something interesting about themselves. Write their responses on the board.
  • Ask students to share who their favorite teacher is and why. Write their responses on the board.##

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the topic of getting to know your classmates. Explain that it is important to get to know each other at the start of the school year to build a sense of community and to prevent any misunderstandings.
  • Ask students to brainstorm ideas on how they can get to know their classmates. Write their suggestions on the board.

Guided Practice

  • Divide students into small groups.
  • Ask each group to come up with three questions to ask their group members to get to know them better.
  • Have each group share their questions with the class and discuss how the questions can help them get to know their group members better.

Independent Practice

  • Give each student a piece of paper and a pen.
  • Ask students to think of three questions to ask their classmates to get to know them better.
  • Have students write their questions down and place the papers in a basket or box in the middle of the classroom.
  • Have students work in small groups to pick three questions from the basket and answer them to get to know each other better.


  • Have students share one thing they learned about their group members during the activity.
  • Remind students that getting to know their classmates is important and that they should continue to ask questions and share something about themselves with their group members throughout the school year.


  • Observe students during the guided and independent practice activities to ensure that they are asking questions and sharing something about themselves with their group members.
  • Collect and review the narrative paragraphs written during the independent practice activity to assess students' ability to reflect on their experience and demonstrate understanding of the concept of closure.

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