Objective: The student will state in words that he feels how
someone else feels.
Language Arts Standard: Listening & Speaking
The Prop Box with 2 telephones
Appropriate Rubric: One for each student to complete during
each role play. To download the student rubric, click
• Identify Need
• Introductory Activity
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
• Model the Skill
Look at the person and say their name.
2. Listen actively. Demonstrate comprehension by restatement.
3. Touching, such as a hand on their shoulder may be appropriate.
4. State "I can't imagine how bad that feels,but it must
be really awful."
5. Or state, "I kind of know how you feel. I felt (say
how) when that happened to me. Be specific.
6. A card or a hug may be appropriate.
7. Use a tone of voice that matches how the other person feels.
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion - Completion of rubric.
• Applications: Write a letter to a friend whose dad
had heart surgery.
• Independent Uses
(Speaker)__________________ Student (Subject)____________________
Date: _____________________ Observer's
|Did the speaker look at the person
and say his name?
|Did the speaker listen
|Did the speaker touch the subject
in a comforting gesture?
|Did the speaker state his understanding
of the problem?
|Did the speaker relate a similar
|Did the speaker give the person
a card or hug?.
|Did the speaker use a comforting
Addressed 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
1.2 Paraphrase a speakerís purpose and point of view and ask
relevant questions concerning the speakerís content, delivery
1.3 Organize information to achieve particular purposes by
matching the message, vocabulary, voice modulation, expression
and tone to the audience and purpose.