Introductions - 2

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Teachers

Definition: An introduction is an action in which people share information about themselves.

Discussion Points:

Questions:

  • What does it mean to introduce yourself?
  • Why do you need to introduce yourself to someone new?
  • What happens if you don’t introduce yourself?
  • Discuss with students what it means to give a good introduction. 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: Introducing Yourself

How would you introduce yourself to the people listed below?

  • A new student in your school who joins your class
  • A new person you meet on your sports team
  • A friend’s friend
  • Someone you meet in the community
  • Assign each student a partner. Allow time to complete student activity sheet A.

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

Activity 2: Create an Introduction

Assign each student a partner. Allow time to complete student activity sheet B.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet B - 1 per student
  • Pencil per group

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet C. When finished, have students share.

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet C - 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 D.

After students have finished, discuss the listening comprehension questions together.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet D - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student
  • Student activity sheet E - 1 per student
  • Red and purple colored pencil or crayon

Example script of introducing yourself appropriately:
Kim: Hello my name is Kim. What is your name?
Beth: Hello Kim, it is nice to meet you. My name is Beth.
Kim: Would you like to eat lunch with me today?
Beth: Yes, let’s go!

Example script of introducing yourself inappropriately:
Kim: Hello my name is Kim. What is your name?
Beth: I like to watch movies.
Kim: But what is your name?
Beth: I am going to eat now.

After completing the listening comprehension portion of this activity provide students a copy of student activity sheet E. 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 E.

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 nouns. Repeat 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 correctly and incorrectly making introductions. 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 to complete the student lesson review sheet. Discuss answers when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
  • 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 handling opposition.

Students

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Role play the introduction below with a friend.

Student A: Hi, my name is Silas. It is nice to meet you!
Student B: Hello Silas , my name is Donny. It is nice to meet you too!
Student A: Welcome to our class!

Role play introductions in the following situations.

  • A new person you meet on your sports team
  • A friend’s friend
  • Someone you meet in the community

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Silas and Beth are meeting for the first time. Create an appropriate introduction below.

Silas:

Beth:

Silas:

Beth:

Silas:

Beth:

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Study the comic strips below. Check or circle the answers that show that the characters having a good introduction.

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 introducing yourself appropriately:
Kim:Hello my name is Kim. What is your name?
Beth: Hello Kim, it is nice to meet you. My name is Beth.
Kim:Would you like to eat lunch with me today?
Beth: Yes, let’s go!

Example script of introducing yourself inappropriately:
Kim:Hello my name is Kim. What is your name?
Beth: I like to watch movies.
Kim:But what is your name?
Beth: I am going to eat now.

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the following questions.

1. What is an introduction?

2. Why are introductions important?

3. How do people feel when you don’t introduce yourself to them?