Following Rules
Educational Objective: The student will obey school guidelines for behavior and rules for playing sports.
Language Arts Standard: Reading, Listening & Speaking
Materials Needed:
The Prop Box with Costumes
Colored Pencils and 8" x 11" sheets of paper (for making a get well card)
Brainstorm Form
Appropriate Rubric: One for each student to complete during each role play

The Lesson:

• Identify Need
• Introductory Activity
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
1.Read the rules to know the rules of any game or sport.
2. Make sure everyone else knows the rules and is willing to follow them.
3. Keep in mind everyone makes mistakes.
4. Sometimes chance plays a big part is determining the winner of a game.
5. Accept winning without bragging.
6. Accept losing without grumbling.
7. Thank all the players for trying their best and being willing to play the game with you.
8. Expression: "It's not important who won or lost the game, it's how the game was played."

• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion
• Applications
• Independent Uses

Rubric for Role Play

Student (Speaker)____________________________ Student (Subject)____________________________

Date: _____________________
Observer's Name:___________________________________________

Social Skill Being Practiced: _____________________________

Behavior of Speaker: Role play requires dramatic asides No Yes
Did the student read the rules to know how the task is done?
Did the student make sure everyone else knows the rules and is willing to follow them?    
Did the student remember that everyone makes mistakes?.    
Did the student state his awareness that chance plays a big part is determining the winner of a game?    
Did the student accept winning without bragging?    
Did the student accept losing without grumbling?    
Did the student thank all the players for trying their best?    

Other Comments: ___________________________________________________________

Students may read rules and discuss them for any game.

Other Standards Address in Lesson:

6th Grade
Reading Standards
1.2 Identify and interpret figurative language and words with multiple meanings.
1.5 Understand shades of meanings in related words.
2.7 Make reasonable assertions about a text through accurate, supporting citations .
Speaking Applications:
2.4 Offer a logical sequence of information and engage the listener, foster an acceptance of an idea.

7th Grade
Reading Standards
2.1 Understand and analyze the differences in structure and purpose between various categories of informational materials.
3.3 Analyze characterization as delineated through thoughts, words and speech patterns.
Speaking Standards
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
Reading Standards
1.1 Analyze idioms, analogies, metaphors and similes to infer the literal and figurative meanings of phrases.
3.4 Analyze the relevance of the setting (e.g. place, time, customs) to the mood, tone and meaning of text.
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.

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