Offering Assistance

Educational Objective: The student will offer to help someone.
Language Arts Standard: Listening and Speaking/Reading and Writing

Materials Needed:
The Prop Box with 2 telephones
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: Brainstorm- When might you offer to help others?
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill

1. Ask the person if he needs help.
2. Listen to the person say "O.K."
3. Ask them specifically how you can help.
4. Just help with things you're sure you know how to do.
5. Say "you're welcome" when someone thanks you.

Note: Don't be offended if the person declines your help.
• 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 ask the person if he needed help?

Did the student listen for the person to say "O. K."?    
Did the student ask him specifically how he could help?    
Did the student do something that he knew how to do?    
Did he say "you're welcome" when he was thanked?    

Additional Comments: _______________________________________________________________________


Teen Volunteer Application

This application will help Volunteer Services find the most satisfying and appropriate volunteer service for you. The information will be kept confidential and your cooperation in completing it is most appreciated.

Personal Information

First Name: ______________________________
Middle Name: ___________________________
Last Name:______________________

Apt. #: __________________


Date of Birth (year optional):_________________________

Home Phone:_______________________________



9 10 11 12 Graduation Year:_________________________________

Past Volunteer Experience:_______________________________________



Favorite Subject in School:______________________________________

Hobbies, Crafts, Skills, etc.:_____________________________________


Will you be volunteering regularly? _______________________________
Yes No If yes, when? Day:_____________________________________


Is this a limited school project? ______________________________
Yes No If yes, how many hours? ________________________

Do you have any limitations or restrictions we should be aware of
in making a placement for you? _________________________
Yes No If yes, please explain: ________________________________


Person to be Notified in Case of Emergency


Home Phone:___________________________

Work Phone:____________________________

Cell Phone:_____________________________

Please list below the name of one school reference





Other Standards Address in Lesson: Complete Volunteer Application

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
Writing Strategies
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 ideas.
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.
Writing Strategies
1.4 Demonstrate the mechanics of writing (e.g., quotation marks, commas at the end of dependent clauses) and appropriate English usage.
Speaking Applications:
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.
Writing Strategies
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.
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.