Body Language - 3
Table of Contents
- What is body language?
- Is body language an important factor in communication?
- Can body language provide us with different information then the words someone is saying?
- Body language conveys a lot of information about what a sender really means.
- Body language can change the meaning of words.
- Body language gives you insight into how someone actually feels about what you have said.
- Body language can help you understand what happened in greater detail.
Discuss with students what body language is. Review the discussion point questions.
Possible activities to review the discussion point:
60 Second Paper:
- Share Discussion Points with students
- Give the students 60 seconds to write down any thoughts, ideas, experiences or questions they may have regarding the topic
- Have students share what they have written or collect the papers and discuss content anonymously
- Teacher poses a question or asks for examples of a lesson discussion point.
- Using chart paper, the teacher labels the sheet with a discussion point.
- Students write responses on sticky notes, draw a picture, or cut images/words from a magazine.
- Students post responses on chart paper.
- Teacher leads classroom discussion using the posted responses.
As a class, develop a list of reasons why it is important to understand body language. (Ex. to understand when a friend is upset with you) Record answers.
- Chart paper or chalkboard
Call out a variety of emotions. (ex: happy, angry, tired, hungry) Students should demonstrate the body language they would show for each.
Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Seek volunteers to share when finished.
- Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per person
- Pencil for each student
Script Prompt: Develop a script and create an animation that includes two characters in a setting related to the problem. The dialogue between the characters must include:
- White board/chalk Board or Chart Paper
- Script sheet for each group
- Pencil for each student
Script Writing Practice: Teacher led discussion of script creation. As a whole/small group, write both an appropriate and inappropriate versions of the script. In small groups or individually, have the students independently create scripts using the prompts above.
Independent Script Recording: Pair students to complete 2 scripts together using the same script prompt detailed above. Direct students to take turns being character one and character two.
Animation Creation: Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.
Lesson Extension: Incorporate ELA standards by discussing both spoken and written grammar rules (dialogue punctuation, correct verb tense, sentence structure, parts of a story; character, setting, problem, solution). Consider using both the final animation and written script as an ELA grade/assignment.
Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.
- Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
- A pencil for each student
StudentsGo to only student curriculum
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