Apologizing - 2

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Teachers

Definition: An apology means that you take responsibility for doing the wrong thing and you admit that you have made a mistake.

Questions

  • How do we apologize politely?
  • When should we apologize to others?
  • When should we expect an apology from other people?

Discuss with students what an apology is. Review the discussion point questions.


    Possible activities to review the discussion point:

  • The group should form a circle. Ask a question and allow students to toss a bean bag to those who would like to answer the question.
  • Play tic-tac-toe by dividing the group into teams. Write discussion questions on a post-it note and place them on the tic-tac-toe grid. Allow a representative from the team to select a post-it note and as a team develop an answer to the question. If they get it right they may put their teams marker (x or o) on the grid.

Activity 1: Circumstances

As a class develop a list of circumstances when it is important to apologize.

Example: When you have hurt someones feelings

If time allows permit students to role play situations and what they might say to apologize.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalk board

Activity 2: Using Apologetic Words

As a class, make a list of all the words you can use to apologize.

Example: Sorry

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalk board
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per person
  • Pencil for each student

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet B. Discuss answers as a class.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet B
  • Pencil for each student

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension and Grammar Review

Explain that a script is a form of dialogue writing between characters in a movie, play, or broadcast. Utilizing the immersive reader students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example scripts below. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to answer the questions on student activity sheet C.

After students have finished, discuss the listening comprehension questions together.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet C - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student
  • Student activity sheet D - 1 per student
  • Red and purple colored pencil or crayon

Example script demonstrating how to apologize appropriately:
Beth: What happened to my bike?
Silas: I broke it?
Beth: How did it happen?
Silas: I rode it, but I didn’t ask you then I had an accident. I am so sorry.
Beth: That’s alright. I accept your apology.

Example script demonstrating how to apologize inappropriately:
Silas: Hi, Beth. I broke your bike.
Beth: How, did that happen?
Silas: I don’t know, I don’t really care.
Beth: Wow, first of all you didn’t even ask me if you could ride my bike and you didn’t apologize

After completing the listening comprehension portion of this activity provide students a copy of student activity sheet D. Point out to students the features of script text to indicate which character is talking. Remind students that this is a dialogue between characters.

Allow students time to complete activity sheet D.

Display the script using the immersive reader, highlight the nouns in the script. Students should self check their work to determine if they correctly named two nouns. Repeat the process for verbs and syllables.

If time allows students may partner together and role play the script.

Script Writing and Animation

Review and discuss example scripts from lesson extension.

In small groups, have the students create scripts using eye contact appropriately (looking at the conversation partner) and inappropriately (by not looking at the conversation partner). Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

Have students record their scripts using SiLAS software for social skills. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

Materials Needed:
  • Script sheet for each group
  • Pencil for each student

Lesson Review

Allow students to complete the student lesson review sheet

Materials Needed:
  • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
  • A pencil for each student

Read Aloud Recommendations:

Completing a read aloud with students is a great way for them to see and learn social skills as well as incorporating reading skills. Below are some books that could be used to reinforce the concept. Read and discuss as appropriate for level and as time allows throughout the lesson.

  • Utilize current classroom literature that demonstrates apologizing.

Students

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Write a letter of apology to a friend. You can create your own scenario or you can pick one from the list below.

  • You told your friend a lie
  • You broke another persons property
  • You called your friend inappropriate and mean words
  • You physically hurt someone in anger
  • You made a promise and then you broke your promise

Student Activity Sheet B

Study the comic strips below. Circle the answers that show the characters apologizing appropriately.

Student Activity Sheet C

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. Who broke Beths bike?

3. How did Beth's bike get broken?

4. How do you think Beth felt when Silas did not apologize for breaking her bike?

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below circle two nouns in purple that name a person and one noun that names a place. In red circle two verbs.

Remember:

A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, state, or occurrence.

Example script demonstrating how to apologize appropriately:
Beth: What happened to my bike?
Silas: I broke it?
Beth: How did it happen?
Silas: I rode it, but I didn’t ask you then I had an accident. I am so sorry.
Beth: That’s alright. I accept your apology.

Example script demonstrating how to apologize inappropriately:
Silas: Hi, Beth. I broke your bike.
Beth: How, did that happen?
Silas: I don’t know, I don’t really care.
Beth: Wow, first of all you didn’t even ask me if you could ride my bike and you didn’t apologize.

Directions: How many syllables do you hear in the words below?

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the following questions.

  1. When should you apologize?
  2. Why should you apologize?
  3. How do you apologize?