Handling Disagreements - Students 2


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Student Activity Sheet A

Direction: Work with your partner or group to determine the best way to respectfully disagree with the statement given to you by your teacher.

What do I disagree with?

Who do I disagree with?

What can I say to respectfully disagree?

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Create a comic strip or write a script to show two people having a disagreement respectfully.

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Think about the script read/played for the class and complete the questions below.

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. What was broken?

3. How did Kim demonstrate disagreeing appropriately?

4. How do you feel when someone disagrees with you inappropriately or uses mean words to disagree with you?

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below, circle in purple two nouns in that name a person and one noun that names a place. Circle in red two verbs. BONUS: Underline the compound word. Draw a line between the two words that make up the compound word.


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

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

A compound word is a word that is made from two separate words joined together.

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 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.

Student Topic Checkout

Directions: Answer the following questions.

1. What does it mean to disagree with others?

2. How can you politely and respectfully disagree with others?

3. What are some of the situations that can occur that may cause you to disagree with other people?

4. Could you ask a clarifying question when disagreeing with someone? Why or why not?