Meeting New People - 2

Foundational

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Teachers

Definition: Meeting someone new means that you are open to introducing yourself to and having a conversation with someone you do not know.

Questions:

  • Is it difficult to meet new people? Yes or no?
  • How do you approach someone new?
  • Why is it important to meet new people?
  • Where can you meet new people?

Discuss with students what it means to meet new people. 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: Conversation Starters

In a large group, develop a list of conversation starters that you can use when meeting someone new. Record answers on the board.

Example: Have you been here before?

Materials Needed:
  • Chart Paper or chalkboard

Activity 2: Circumstances

In a large group, develop a list of circumstances when it is important for you to meet new people. Record answers on the board.

Example: When you start a new club

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalkboard

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

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

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet A - 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 B.

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

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

Example script demonstrating meeting new people appropriately:
Ken: Who is the new boy in our math class?
Darren: Oh, that is Chris. I met him yesterday.
Ken: Can you introduce him to me?
Darren: Sure! Hey Chris, this is Ken.
Chris: It’s nice to meet you Ken. Thank you for coming over and saying hello.
Ken: It is really nice to meet you too. Let’s hang out sometime.
Chris: I would like that.

Example script demonstrating meeting new people inappropriately:
Darren: I just met the new student. Do you want to meet him?
Ken: No not really, I have too many friends.
Darren:That is silly. It is good to meet new friends.
Ken: I’m not interested.

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 C.

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 demonstrating how to meet people appropriately and inappropriately. 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
  • 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 meeting someone new.

Students

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Think about a situation in which the characters are meeting each other for the first time. Write the responses in the blank spaces above each character. Share and explain your comics when you have finished them.

Donny

Anya

Lexi

Silas

Student Activity Sheet B

Who are the characters in this script?

What class is the new boy in?

Would Chris like to hang out with Ken sometime?

How does Ken not want to meet the new student?

How do you feel when you meet someone new?

Student Activity Sheet C

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 meeting new people appropriately:
Ken: Who is the new boy in our math class?
Darren: Oh, that is Chris. I met him yesterday.
Ken: Can you introduce him to me?
Darren: Sure! Hey Chris, this is Ken.
Chris: It’s nice to meet you Ken. Thank you for coming over and saying hello.
Ken: It is really nice to meet you too. Let’s hang out sometime.
Chris: I would like that.

Example script demonstrating meeting new people inappropriately:
Darren: I just met the new student. Do you want to meet him?
Ken: No not really, I have too many friends.
Darren: That is silly. It is good to meet new friends.
Ken: I’m not interested.

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the following questions.

1. What should you say to someone you just met?

2. Where can you meet new friends?

3. Why is it important to meet new people?