Disagreeing - 2

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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: Disagreeing Statements

When we disagree with others there are many respectful phrases or statements we can say. Present students with the list below and add others they may think of.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per group
  • Pencil for each student
  • Statement cards
  • That’s a good idea. Another idea would be ____________________.
  • I’m not sure I agree. Maybe ______________________.
  • Has anyone thought about __________________?
  • I can see where you are coming from however, ______________________.
  • That makes sense but I’d like to add _____________________________.
  • I have a different opinion I think ______________________________.

Break students into partners or small groups. Present each group with a statement. Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A pretending they disagree with the statement. Discuss answers when finished.

Football is the best sport to watch.

Math is the best subject in school.

Dogs are a better pet than cats.

Uno is the best game.

Chocolate is the best kind of ice cream.

Florida is the best place to go on vacation.

Boys are better athletes than girls.

Pizza is the best food!

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet B. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

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 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.

After completing the listening comprehension portion of this activity provide students a copy of student activity sheet D. Point out to students the features of script text to indicate which character is talking. Remind students that this is a dialogue between characters.

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 demonstrating disagreeing appropriately and inappropriately. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

Have students record their scripts using SiLAS software. 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 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

Direction: Work with your partner or group to determine the best way to respectfully disagree to 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 to show respectful disagreeing.

Student Activity Sheet C

Who are the characters in this script?

What was broken?

How did Kim demonstrate disagreeing appropriately?

How do you feel when someone disagrees with you inappropriately?

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 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.

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete 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?