Introducing Yourself (Basic Level)

Educational Objective: The student will introduce himself in a manner appropriate for the occasion.
Language Arts Standard: Listening and Speaking

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- situations when students have met someone for the first time
Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
1. Determine if the time is appropriate. (You may not want to interrupt someone who is busy.
2. Look at the person directly.
3. Ask permission to introduce yourself. "Mrs. Falchetta, may I introduce myself?"
4. State the reason for the introduction. "I am going to be working on the Student Council Committee after school."
5. Shake the person's hand.
6. Say, "It's nice to meet you."

Model the Skill
Role Plays/Classroom Discussion
Independent Use

Rubric for Role Play

Student (Speaker)____________________________ Student (Subject)____________________________

Date: _____________________
Observer's Name:___________________________________________

Social Skill Being Practiced: _____________________________

Behavior of Speaker: No Yes
Did the student determine if the time is appropriate?    
Did the student look at the person directly?    
Did the student ask permission to introduce himself?    
Did the student state the reason for the introduction?    
Did the student have the person's hand?    
Did the student say, "It's nice to meet you?"    
Score or Points

Other Comments: ___________________________________________________________

Written Extension: Write a business letter of introduction. See I-Search Project.

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.

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