Objective: The student will demonstrate a knowledge of the rules
concerning giving a gift to someone else.
Language Arts Standard: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
The Prop Box with costumes
Appropriate Rubric: One for each student to complete during
each role play. To download the student rubric, click here
• Identify Need
is extremely important that the students have been taught the concept
of registers and that exchanging gifts needs to follow the guidelines
of levels in order to be appropriate.
*Students should be forewarned not to accept any gift from a stranger.
Strangers do not exchange gifts. If a stranger does, he may be seeking
to engage someone inappropriately.
* Exchanging gifts of a personal nature
is not appropriate either, unless the individuals are married.
• Introductory Activity:
Brainstorm a Gift for a friend's birthday
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
1. Choose a gift that is appropriate
> Remember that "It's the Thought That Counts"
> The monetary value of the gift should be within your means
> The gift should be something you think the other person would
> Functional gifts like
clothing should only be given by family members
> Personal gifts such as fragrances, undergarments and most jewelry
should be given only by the closest of persons.
> Gifts are not necessarily a tangible item.
2. Include a card with the gift. (The recipient reads the card before
opening the gift.)
3. Say, "I thought this is something that you would enjoy on
your (state occasion)."
4. Say "You're welcome" when you are thanked.
• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion
• Applications: Make up cards for different occasions. Students
draw and write in them.
• Independent Uses
for Role Play
(Speaker)____________________________ Student (Subject)____________________________
Date: _____________________ Observer's Name:___________________________________________
Skill Being Practiced: _____________________________
| Was the gift
appropriate? (See criteria listed above.)
|Was the monetary value of the gift within the means of the
|Did the student give a present that was appropriate and neutral?
|Was the gift something the person would probably like?
|Did the speaker include a card with it?
|Did the speaker wish the receiver of the gift an appropriate
|Did the speaker say "You're welcome," when thanked
by the receiving person?
Other Comments: ___________________________________________________________
Address in Lesson: Have the student write a thank you note. The
letters will be read to the class.
1.2 Identify and interpret figurative language and words with multiple
1.5 Understand shades of meanings in related words.
2.7 Make reasonable assertions about a text through accurate, supporting
1.1 Choose the form of writing (e.g. personal letter, poem or narrative)
that best suits the intended purpose.
1.6 Revise writing to improve the organization and consistency of
2.4 Offer a logical sequence of information and engage the listener,
foster an acceptance of an idea.
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.
1.4 Demonstrate the mechanics of writing (e.g., quotation marks,
commas at the end of dependent clauses) and appropriate English
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.
1.1 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.
2.1 Write a clear, coherent incident, event or situation by using
well chosen details.
2.5 Present information purposely and succinctly and meet the needs
of the intended audience.
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.