Talking to Others

Educational Objective: The student will have a conversation with others, talking appropriate turns and following the rules of this form of communication.
Language Arts Standard: Listening and Speaking

  • Introduce topic by teaching the concept of registers.
  • Review the Steps.

1. Evaluate the situation. Is this a good time and place for your interaction?
2. Evaluate the speaker. Read his or her body language. Interpret his or her facial expression.
3. Make eye contact with the person throughout the conversation.
4. Stand about an arm’s length away from others.
5. Take turns listening and speaking.
6. Saying “okay” holds your place in the conversation.
7. Say a greeting as you end the conversation.

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

Role Play Rubric

Student Name (Speaker):____________________________________
Other Students in Role Play:___________________________
Student Observer:_____________________________________

Behavior No Yes
Did the speaker evaluate the situation. Perhaps see if was a good time to talk?    
Did the person make eye contact with others?    
Did he maintain respect for the listener's personal space?    
Did he take turns in the conversation? Remember "uh,huh" is a placeholder.    
Did he listen as much as he talked?    
Did he say good bye as a closing to the conversation?    
Other positive behaviors?    

Additional Comments:__________________________________________________

peaking Applications:
2.4 Offer a logical sequence of information and engage the listener, foster an acceptance of an idea.