Objective: The student will attempt new tasks without fear of
Language Arts Standard: Listening and 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 here
• Identify Need: Life Situations that require
compromise, resolution or tolerance
• Introductory Activity: Brainstorm-times you were worried
about trying something new.
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
Evaluate the situation. Is this a good time and place for your
2 .Evaluate the speaker. Read his or her body language. Interpret
his or her facial expression.
3 . Make eye contact with the person.
4 . Listen to his point of view calmly.
5. Calmly state your point of view.
6. Look concerned.
7. Ask yourself what ideas you have in common.
8 . Brainstorm options.
9 . Own a part of the problem.
• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion
• Independent Uses
Extensions: May include reading and writing letters
that propose a solution. Teachers may want to use the editorial
section of the newspaper. Have the students read an editorial
that identifies a problem. Students could write their thoughts
about a solution listing their specific reasons.
Vocabulary: Tentative language,
.i.e. "might" "perhaps" "could it be
for the Role Plays
(Speaker)____________________________ Student (Subject)____________________________
Date: _____________________ Observer's
|Did the student evaluate the situation?
Is this a good time and place for your interaction?
|Did the student evaluate the speaker?
Read his or her body language?
|Did the student make eye contact with
|Did the student listen to his point
of view calmly?
|Did the student calmly state his point
|Did the student look concerned?
Did the students
ask himself what ideas he has in common?
|Did the student brainstorm options?
|Did the student own a part of the
1.2 Identify and interpret figurative language and words with
1.5 Understand shades of meanings in related words.
2.7 Make reasonable assertions about a text through accurate,
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
2.4 Offer a logical sequence of information and engage the listener,
foster an acceptance of an idea.
See the STGS Strategy
See also Conflict Resolution
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