Integrity - 2

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Teachers

Definition: Integrity means doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Discussion Points

  • Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t always easy.
  • Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t always fun.
  • Being honest, fair, and responsible is up to you.
  • Activity 1: What is integrity?

    Discuss with students the meaning of integrity: Doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

    Encourage students to think about times when students may need to practice integrity at school.

    Examples: Not looking at their neighbors paper during their spelling test. Giving the teacher the money they found in the hall.

    Allow students time to complete student activity sheet 1. Have them share with the group.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student activity sheet A - 1 per student
    • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils for each student
    • Pencil for each student

    Activity 2: The Choice Is Yours

    Label opposite sides of the room choice 1 and choice 2. Explain to students that you will read a scenario. Students are to choose what they would do for each scenario and move to the appropriate side of the room. Discuss with students why they chose their answer.

    Materials Needed:
    • Labels for room
    • Scenario script

    Scenario 1: Silas and PJ were at your house after school. Your parents weren’t home. Silas suggested watching a movie that you know your parents would not approve of. Would you…

    Choice 1: watch it anyway, your parents aren’t home and won’t find out.

    Choice 2: tell Silas your parents would not approve of watching that movie and find something else to watch.

    Scenario 2: You forgot to study for your spelling test. During the test you realize you can see Anya’s answers. You know Anya is a good student. Would you…

    Choice 1: do you own work, you may not pass the test but it is not ok to cheat.

    Choice 2: copy Anya’s answers so you can pass the test.

    Scenario 3: You saw Donny take money out of the backpack of another student in class. Would you…

    Choice 1: tell your teacher what you saw, even if it means Donny is mad at you.

    Choice 2: not say anything, you weren’t the one who stole the money.

    Activity 3: How do you show integrity?

    Allow students time to complete the student activity sheet B. If time, encourage students to share their responses.

    Discuss with students:

  • How it makes others feel when you show integrity?
  • How do others feel when you don’t show integrity?
  • 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

    An example of a script with children demonstrating integrity:
    PJ: Hey Chris I got the answers to the math test off of Mr. B’s desk. Do you want to see them?
    Chris: No, I don’t think it would be right.

    An example of a script with children not demonstrating integrity:
    PJ: (picking money up off the floor and slips it in his pocket)
    Chris: Hey PJ. I lost my $20. Have you seen it?
    PJ: No, I haven’t but I’ll let you know if I do.

    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 that demonstrate using and not using integrity. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

    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.

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

    Lesson Review

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

    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.

  • That’s Mine Horace by Holly Keller
  • Fancy Nancy, My Family History by Jane O’Connor
  • Stand Tall!: A book about integrity by Cheri J. Meiners
  • Integrity: What Kids Shouldn’t Do and Why by Marvin Soskil and Charles Berton
  • The Empty Pot by Demi
  • Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill
  • Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
  • Materials Needed:
    • Student Lesson Review sheet - 1 per student
    • Pencil for each student

    Students

    Go to only student curriculum

    Student Activity Sheet A

    Directions: Write about a time you had to use integrity.

    Student Activity Sheet B

    Directions: Read each situation and write about how you would show integrity.

    You are buying 3 candy bars at the store. The cashier only charges you for 2.

    A friend asks you to copy your asnwers during a test at school.

    You found $10 on the floor in the cafeteria.

    Student Activity Sheet C

    Who are the characters in this script?

    What did PJ get off of Mr. B’s desk?

    How did Chris show integrity?

    How do you feel when someone asks you to do something you know is wrong?

    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.

    An example of a script with children demonstrating integrity:
    PJ: Hey Chris I got the answers to the math test off of Mr. B’s desk. Do you want to see them?
    Chris: No, I don’t think it would be right.

    An example of a script with children not demonstrating integrity:
    PJ: (picking money up off the floor and slips it in his pocket)
    Chris: Hey PJ. I lost my $20. Have you seen it?
    PJ: No, I haven’t but I’ll let you know if I do.

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

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: Read each statement and circle true or false.

    Integrity is doing the right thing, even when False one is looking.

    Integrity is always easy.

    Doing the right thing is always fun.

    Integrity takes honesty and courage.