Cooperation - 1

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Teachers

Definition: Working together for a common cause

Discussion Points:

Questions:

  • We use cooperation when we are playing a game or on a team.
  • We use cooperation when we are completing group projects in class.

  • Discuss with students what it means to try new things. 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: Three-Legged Race

    Pair students up and tie teammate’s legs together. Allow groups to race. After each group has had a chance, discuss how cooperation was needed to cross the finish line.

    Materials Needed:
    • Cloth to tie legs

    Activity 2: Situations

    Develop a list of times when cooperation is needed. (Ex. when playing a game) Record student responses.

    Materials Needed:
    • Chart Paper or Chalkboard

    Activity 3: Personal Experience

    Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Seek volunteers to share their work when finished.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student activity sheet A - 1 per student
    • Pencil for each student

    Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

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

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

    Example script demonstrating cooperation appropriately:
    Mr. B: Donny will you help me clean up the art supplies.
    Donny: Sure, I would love to help you.
    Mr. B: Thank you so much. You were such a help.
    Donny: No problem, any time.

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

    Script Writing and Animation

    In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating cooperation appropriately and inappropriately. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

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

    Example script demonstrating cooperation appropriately:
    Mr. B: Donny will you help me clean up the art supplies.
    Donny: Sure, I would love to help you.
    Mr. B: Thank you so much. You were such a help.
    Donny: No problem, any time.

    Example script demonstrating cooperation appropriately:
    Mr. B: Donny will you help me clean up the art supplies.
    Donny: No! Why would I ever help you?
    Mr. B: Donny it’s important to use cooperation and help others.
    Donny: I don’t like cooperating. Do it yourself.

    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 Review

    Allow students to complete the student lesson review sheet. Discuss answers when finished.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
    • 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.

    • Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth
    • The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy
    • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
    • The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco
    • Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldland
    • The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren
    • Going Places by Paul A. Reynolds
    • The Seven Chinese Brothers by Margaret Mahy
    • Anything Is Possible by Giulia Belloni
    • Red and Yellow’s Noisy Night Josh Selig
    • My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
    • The Tale of Pip and Squeak by Kate Duke
    • Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk
    • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
    • Dog vs. Cat Chris Gall
    • Bat’s Big Game by Margaret Read MacDonald
    • Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough
    • The Little Red Fort Brenda Maier

    Students

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    Student Activity Sheet A

    Directions: Draw a picture of a time you had to use cooperation.

    I used cooperation when

    Student Activity Sheet B

    Directions: Draw a comic to match the script you listened to.

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: Check or circle the best answer to show if each situation demonstrates cooperation.

    1. Tori and Anya work together to complete a class project.

    2. PJ hogs the ball and doesn’t let anyone else on his team have a chance to play.

    3. Silas trips and falls in the hallway. He drops all his books. Donny rushes over and quickly helps him pick them up.

    4. Dr. Sally asks for the class to help her in picking up the papers she dropped. Everyone runs out to recess instead.

    5. Mr. B. and Officer Dave plant flowers in the local park.

    6. Chris must pick up all his legos before going outside to play. Donny rushes outside and doesn’t wait for Chris.