Disagreeing - 1

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Teachers

Definition: Disagreeing means to have a different feeling or opinion from other people.

Discussion Points

    Questions
  • What does it mean to disagree?
  • Is it okay to disagree?
  • What are the consequences of disagreeing?
  • How do we disagree respectfully and politely?
    Some Thoughts About Disagreeing
  • Don’t put others down when disagreeing.
  • Listen to other peoples point of view.
  • Don’t use abusive language when disagreeing.

Discuss with students what it means to disagree and why it is important to do so appropriately. 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 large group, develop a list of circumstances when you might disagree with other people. (Example: When choosing what activity to do next) Record responses on the board.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalk board

Activity 2: Agree or Disagree

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. In small groups students should discuss their answers and why they would agree or disagree.

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

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

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

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

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

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

Example script demonstrating disagreeing appropriately:
Anya: I am angry that you broke my toy.
Kim: I am sorry that happened but I didn’t break it.
Anya: Are you sure?
Kim: Yes, I am. Let’s focus on either fixing it or getting you a new one.

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

Script Writing and Animation

In small groups, have the students create scripts disagreeing 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 disagreeing appropriately:
Anya: I am angry that you broke my toy.
Kim: I am sorry that happened but I didn’t break it.
Anya: Are you sure?
Kim: Yes, I am. Let’s focus on either fixing it or getting you a new one.

Example script of not demonstrating disagreeing inappropriately:
Anya: I am angry that you broke my toy.
Kim: No I didn’t. Be quiet!
Anya: You were playing with it.
Kim: I don’t want to speak to you anymore.

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 time to complete the student lesson review sheet. When everyone is finished review the answers.

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 disagreeing.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Lesson Review sheet - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Students

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Check whether you should agree or disagree in the following situations.

1. Your friend wants to borrow someone’s bike without permission.

2. A police officer tells you to wear your bike helmet.

3. Your mom says you’re grounded for not following directions.

4. Your friend wants to drive bikes in a location where bike riding is not allowed.

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Study the comic strips below. Check or circle the answers that show that the characters are making new friends.

Student Activity Sheet C

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Select the best answer. Check or circle your answer.

1. Your friend wants to pick the next game to play however, it’s your turn. You say, “Anya if I remember correctly you picked the last game. That would mean it is my turn.”

2. Your friend says you got the math problem wrong. You say, “No I didn’t. Your dumb and don’t know what you’re talking about.”

3. Your sister says you broke her new toy. You yell and scream at her insisting you did not do it.

4. Your best friend says spaghetti is the best food. You say, “I have a different opinion. I think lasagna is the best.”