Cheating - 2

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Teachers

Definition: Cheating means that you are not following rules because you want to get ahead Active listening helps you know and understand what is being said. Active listening can be achieved by using whole body listening.

Questions

  • Have you ever cheated before? If so, why?
  • Has anyone ever cheated you?
  • How do you feel about cheating?
  • How can you prevent cheating?
  • Why is it important not to cheat?

Discuss with students what cheating means. 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

There is never a good time to cheat! Cheating is always a bad thing. In a large group, make a list of circumstances when you may be tempted to cheat.

  • Example: When you are taking a test
  • Materials Needed:
    • Chart paper or chalk board

    Activity 2: Situations

    Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Discuss answers as a group.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per student
    • Pencil for each student

    Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

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

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Activity Sheet B - 1 per student
    • 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 of demonstrating how to handle cheating appropriately:
    Ken: I beat you in the board game!
    Darren: Ken I’m not sure if you realized but you just took my turn. You just cheated and that is why you think you won.
    Ken: Oh, I’m sorry, let's do it again. It’s your turn now.
    Darren: Thank you for understanding and playing fairly.

    Example script of demonstrating how to handle cheating inappropriately:
    Ken: I beat you in the board game!
    Darren: You cheated! I’m not playing with you anymore!
    Ken: No I didn’t, you are just jealous that you did not win.
    Darren: No way, you did not play correctly.
    Ken: I don’t care what you say, I won!

    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.

    • I Repeat, Don't Cheat! by Margery Cuyler

    Students

    Go to only student curriculum

    Student Activity Sheet A

    Directions: Write about a time you had in which someone cheated. How did it make you feel and how did you handle it?

    Student Activity Sheet B

    Directions: Study the comic strips below. Check or circle the comic that does not show the characters cheating.

    Student Activity Sheet C

    1. Who are the characters in this script?

    2. What are Ken and Darren doing?

    3. How did Ken respond when Darren kindly pointed out that he had cheated?

    4. How do you think Darren felt when Ken cheated?

    4. How do you feel when someone you are playing a game with cheats?

    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 of demonstrating how to handle cheating appropriately:
    Ken: I beat you in the board game!
    Darren: Ken I’m not sure if you realized but you just took my turn. You just cheated and that is why you think you won.
    Ken: Oh, I’m sorry, let's do it again. It’s your turn now.
    Darren: Thank you for understanding and playing fairly.

    Example script of demonstrating how to handle cheating inappropriately:
    Ken: I beat you in the board game!
    Darren: You cheated! I’m not playing with you anymore!
    Ken: No I didn’t, you are just jealous that you did not win.
    Darren: No way, you did not play correctly.
    Ken: I don’t care what you say, I won!

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

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: Complete the following questions.

    1. Do you want to play a game or sport with a cheater yes or no? Please explain why.
    2. What happens to an activity if someone cheats?
    3. Do you think you should tell an adult if someone cheats?