Holding a Door Open
Objective: The student follow the rules of courtesy when passing through a doorway.
Standards: Speaking and Listening
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 - In what places would you might enter a door at the same time as someone else.
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
1. In general, you hold the door open for the next person.
2. To be polite, women and children are allowed to go first..or anyone your respect.
3. Use the expressions "after you" or "please go ahead." Hold the door open and stand back.
4. Say "you're welcome, when the person thanks you.
5. Now you may enter.
• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion
• Applications
• Independent Uses

Rubric for the Role Plays

Student (Speaker)____________________________ Student (Subject)____________________________

Date: _____________________
Observer's Name:___________________________________________

Observations: No Yes
Did the student hold the door open for the next person?    
Did the student allow women and children to go first?    
Did the student use the expressions "after you" or "please go ahead."    
Did the student hold the door open and stand back?    
Did the student say "you're welcome, when the person thanked him?    
Did the student then enter through the door?    

Additional Comments: _______________________________________________________________________


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