Giving A Compliment - 2

Foundational

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Teachers

Definition: When you offer praise to someone for something they did, something they have accomplished or something they possess.

Questions

  • Are compliments positive comments or negative comments?
  • Are compliments nice or mean?
  • How do compliments make people feel?
  • Why should you give compliments?
  • When are compliments appropriate?

When would you give someone a compliment?

  • When someone scored the winning goal.
  • When a friend got an A on a test.
  • When your classmate won the science contest.
  • When you like someones new shoes.
  • When the other team won the game.?

Discuss with students what it means to give a compliment. 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: Pick a Name

Place each student’s name into a basket or bag. Have each student pick a name but he/she should keep it to themselves. Next, have the students write three nice things about that student on a piece of paper. Have the students take turns reading the compliments and try and guess who it is?

Materials Needed:
  • Student’s names written on slips of paper
  • Basket or bag
  • Paper and pencil for each student
  • Chart paper or chalkboard

Activity 2: Compliments or Not?

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Discuss answers when finished.

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 giving appropriate compliments:
Chris: Tori, would you like to go to the park?
Tori: Yes, Chris. Thank you for always remembering to ask me. You are very kind.
Chris: No problem. I love going to the park with you.
Tori: Let’s go!

Example script of demonstrating inappropriate compliments:
Chris: Tori, you are not very smart.
Tori: What! That is not nice! Why would you say that!.
Chris: I’m mad.
Tori: If you say something nice it might make you feel better.

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 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.

  • Utilize current classroom literature that demonstrates giving a compliment.

Students

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Read the statements below and decide if they are compliments. If they are put a check mark in the box.

Student Activity Sheet B

Study the comic strips below. Circle the answers that show the characters giving a compliment.

Student Activity Sheet C

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. Where does Chris invite Tori?

3. What compliment does Tori give to Chris?

4. How do you think Tori feels when Chris tells her she is not very smart?

5. How do you feel when people give you a compliment?

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 giving appropriate compliments:
Chris: Tori, would you like to go to the park?
Tori: Yes, Chris. Thank you for always remembering to ask me. You are very kind.
Chris: No problem. I love going to the park with you.
Tori: Let’s go!

Example script of demonstrating inappropriate compliments:
Chris: Tori, you are not very smart.
Tori: What! That is not nice! Why would you say that!.
Chris: I’m mad.
Tori: If you say something nice it might make you feel better.

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the following questions.

  1. How does a compliment make people feel?
  2. What are some reasons for giving someone a compliment?
  3. What does a compliment do for a conversation?
  4. Why is it important to compliment other people?