Meeting New People - 2

Foundational

Teachers

Goal: When meeting a new person, the student will make a proper introduction in 8 out of 10 observable opportunities, as measured by a teacher assessment tool.

Objectives:
1. Greet a new person by stating your name and asking the other person’s name.
2. Extend a hand to shake or wave a hand in hello.
3. Ask a question or questions to encourage the new person to talk about themself.

Definition of Key Terms: 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 you do not know to introduce yourself?
  • Why is it important to meet new people?
  • Where can you meet new people?

Discuss with students what it means to meet new people. You may also want to share your experiences in meeting someone new. Review the discussion point questions.


Possible activities to review the discussion points or use your own:

Think. Pair. Share: The teacher will pose questions related to the discussion points. Explain to students that the purpose of the activity is to think about the question and activate prior knowledge. The teacher will model the procedure to facilitate student understanding.

  • T (Think): Teacher begins by asking a specific question using the discussion topics.
  • P (Pair): Each student should be paired with another student, small group or work with a teacher. Pairs write brief answers on sticky notes or scrap paper.
  • S (Share): Students share their thinking with their partner. Teacher then leads a whole-group conversation using students’ answers.

SEL Categories Activity:

  • Ask students to create a list of words associated with the topic (give them 2-5 minutes to complete).
  • Once time is up, ask each student to share a word or thought from their list.
  • Other students must cross that word or thought off their list.
  • Continue the process until all words or thoughts have been listed.

Directions for In-Person or Virtual Learning: You have three options for students to complete this lesson.

  • Option 1: Print the Student Activity Sheet for each student. Complete the lesson as a group and assign the activity sheet to the students.
  • Option 2: Click the Student link to access the activity sheet electronically and post to your Learning Management System (if your school has one) or send the link to the student. The student may complete the activity sheet electronically within the classroom on a shared computer or device.
  • Option 3: Click the Student link to access the activity sheet electronically and send the link to the student. The student may access the link from a home computer, chromebook, iPad or other device.

Activity 1: Conversation Starters

As a group, review the discussion points and ask students to think about a time when they met someone new. Based on the students’ ideas and suggestions, develop a list of situations and conversation starters that you can use when meeting someone new.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or interactive board

Be sure to ask students if there are other things you can do after introducing yourself. Record answers on the board or chart paper.

Example to get the sharing started (or create your own): “Have you been here before?” or “It’s nice to meet you, do you like pizza?”

Activity 2: Circumstances

Ask students to think of situations in which meeting someone new is important or necessary. Ask students to share their experiences and ideas. Record answers on the board or chart paper.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or interactive board

Examples you may use to get the sharing started (or create your own): Starting a new club or beginning a new school year.

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

Review the key points from the previous activities with students. Ask students to complete Student Activity Sheet A. Encourage students to refer to the ideas created on the list developed in Activity 1. When all students have finished, ask them to share their work.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Arrange the students in pairs and ask each pair to practice a situation from one of the student’s Student Activity Sheet A. Then have them practice a situation from the other student’s sheet.

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

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. Students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example scripts from the immersive reader. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to answer the questions on Student Activity Sheet B.

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

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

After completing the listening comprehension portion of this activity, provide students a copy of Student Activity Sheet C. Point out to students the features of script text that indicate which character is talking. Remind students that this is a dialogue between characters.

Allow students time to complete Student 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 nouns. Repeat the process for verbs and punctuation.

If time allows students may partner together and role play the script.

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.

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.

Use current classroom literature that demonstrates meeting someone new.

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Think about the script read/played for the class and complete the questions below.

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. What class is the new boy in?

3. Would Chris like to hang out with Ken sometime?

4. How does Ken react to meeting the new student in each script?

5. How do you feel when you meet someone new?

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: In the scripts below, circle in purple two nouns that name a person and one noun that names a place. Circle in red two verbs. Draw a box around each punctuation mark used.

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.

Application Activity

Review and discuss example scripts from the lesson extension.

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating how to meet people appropriately and inappropriately. Use the script sheet to create students' scripts.

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

Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remind students to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

Ideas for modifying this activity based on your students’ needs:

  • create a script as a class
  • pair or group students so that skill levels are varied and assign each a role or task that uses their skill
  • create the script by recording the dialogue with a phone or other recording device

Topic Checkout

Review the key points from the previous activities and discussions with students. Ask students to complete the Student Topic Checkout. Discuss their answers when all students have finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Topic Checkout
  • Pencil for each student

Student Topic Checkout

Directions: Complete the following questions.

1. What should you say to someone you just met for the first time?

2. Where can you meet new people?

3. Why is it important to meet new people?

4. After learning a new person’s name, what else can you do?