Objective: The student will demonstrate knowledge of accepting a
Language Arts Standard: Listening and Speaking
The Prop Box with 2 telephones/costumes
Appropriate Rubric: One for each student to complete during
each role play. To download the student rubric, click here
• Identify Need
People give compliments to others as a way of praising someone's
good works. In this lesson we are discussing using words as a form
of complimenting someone.
2. There are other ways we compliment someone, such as purchasing
something someone made or imitating what they have done. If you
neighbor mows his lawn and you see how nice it looks, for example,
you would compliment him by mowing your lawn.
• Introductory Activity
Brainstorms time you can remember when you were given a compliment
2.Discuss how it felt to be given a compliment or when you gave
someone a compliment.
• Define Steps and Sequences
Look at the person.
2. Say "Thank you."
The most important piece is the next sentence. You can say "I
am so glad you liked what I did." This
is the polite response.
4. You may also credit someone else for the good deed, such as "Thank
you. I got a lot of help from Mary." This is a form of "modesty,"
a way of always acknowledging the people that help.
5. There are incorrect responses. The first is to totally agree
with the person giving you a compliment. "Thank you. Yes, I
did do a good job. I am very smart." This is "boasting."
The second is "discounting" the person by disagreeing
with what they say,"Thank you, but I really didn't do a good
• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion
• Independent Uses
for Role Play
(Speaker)____________________________ Student (Subject)____________________________
Date: _____________________ Observer's Name:___________________________________________
Skill Being Practiced: _____________________________
speaker look at the person and use his name?
|Did the speaker say "Thank
|Did the speaker
say "I am so glad you liked what I did?"
|Did the speaker
share the credit with someone else?
|Did the speaker avoid boasting or discounting the compliment?
Other Comments: ___________________________________________________________
It's My Life by Tian Dayton
This is a workbook for teens which includes includes self-image
and expressing feelings.
Address in Lesson:
2.4 Offer a logical sequence of information and engage the listener,
foster an acceptance of an idea.
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.
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.