Accepting Consequences

Educational Objective: The student will respond respectfully when given a consequence for his behavior.
Language Arts Standard: Listening and Speaking

Materials Needed:
The Prop Box with costumes
Brainstorm Form
Appropriate Rubric: One for each student to complete during each role play. To download the student rubric, click here

The Lesson:

• Identify Need
• Introductory Activity: Brainstorm
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill

1 . Evaluate the speaker. Read his or her body language. Interpret his or her facial expression.
2 . Make eye contact with the person.
3 . Look attentive. You may want to write down what is being said to you.
4 . Agree with the person. Demonstrate that by nodding. Say “okay.”
5 . If you disagree, wait for another time to express your point of view.
6 . Restate the criticism to let the person know you understood what they told you.
7 . State that you will do things better in the future.
8 . Thank the person for bringing the problem to your attention. Be sincere.

• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion/ Use Rubric
• Applications: You may wish to have a written activity.
• Independent Uses

 Observation: No Yes
Did he pause to evaluate the speaker?    
Did he make eye contact with the person?    
Did he look attentive? Did he write things down?.    
Did he agree with the person and demonstrate that by nodding? Say “okay?”    
Did he wait for another time to express his point of view?    
Did he restate the criticism to let the person know he understood what they told him?    
Did he thank the person for bringing the problem to his attention?    
Other positive things he did?    

Other Comments:________________________________________________________


Other Standards Address in Lesson:

6th Grade
Speaking Applications:
2.4 Offer a logical sequence of information and engage the listener, foster an acceptance of an idea.

7th Grade
Speaking Applications:
1.2 Determine a speakerís attitude toward a subject.
1.6 Use speaking techniques, including voice modulation , inflection, tempo, enunciation and eye contact for effective communication.

8th Grade
Speaking Applications:
1.2 Paraphrase a speakerís purpose and point of view and ask relevant questions concerning the speakerís content, delivery and purpose.
1.3 Organize information to achieve particular purposes by matching the message, vocabulary, voice modulation, expression and tone to the audience and purpose.