Riding an Elevator

Educational Objective: The student will interact appropriately with others when riding an elevator in a business setting.
Language Arts Standard: Listening and Speaking

Materials Needed:
Small area defined by chairs
Props, such as a roll aboard suitcase, briefcases, folders etc.
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 buildings that have elevators
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
1. Make a judgment if there are too many people in the elevator,
2. If you think there is room, say "excuse me" and enter.
3. Enter the elevator slowly.
4. Ask someone to push the floor button for you.
5. Move, when asked to make room for people to enter and leave.
6 . Say "excuse me" to exit on the floor you want.

• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion
• Applications
• Independent Uses

Rubric for the Role Plays

Student (Speaker)____________________________ Student (Subject)____________________________

Date: _____________________
Observer's Name:___________________________________________

Social Skill: ___________________________________

Observations: Talk out thinking No Yes
Make a judgment if there are too many people in the elevator.    
Say "excuse me" 'if someone has to move.    
Enter the elevator slowly.    
Ask someone to push the floor button for you.
   
Move, when asked to make room for people to enter and leave.    
Say "excuse me" to exit on the floor you want.    
Score or Points
   

Additional Comments: __________________________________________________________________

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Related Skill: Taking a seat in an auditorium