Meeting New People - 1

Basic

Lesson Plan

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. Make eye contact with the new person and show positive body posture/facial expression.
3. Ask a question to encourage the new person to talk about themselves.

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. It means telling the new person your name and asking them questions about them.

Discussion Points:

Discuss the importance of meeting new people. Review the discussion points with the students. The teacher may want to share their own examples of when he/she met someone new. You may want to start a discussion using the following questions:


  • Is it difficult to meet new people? Yes or no and why?
  • Where have/can you meet new people?
  • Discuss different ways you can greet new people.
  • Why is it important to set a good first impression?

    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 team's marker (x or o) on the grid.

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: Situations

Discuss with students that there are many places you can meet new people. As a group, develop a list of these places. (Ex. school, store) Record answers on the board.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart Paper or Interactive Board

Activity 2: How do you greet someone new?

Review the discussion points and the key ideas from Activity 1. Discuss with students that it is important to make a good first impression when they meet someone new. Be sure to describe what a first impression is or act it out for students.

Materials Needed:
  • Steps below on chart paper or chalkboard

Explain that there are some steps they can take to help them with this. Ask students if they know what the steps are. Record their answers on the board or chart paper.

Be sure the steps include the items below:

  1. Stand up nice and tall
  2. Make eye contact and smile
  3. State your name and ask them their name.
  4. Tell them it’s nice to meet them

Demonstrate for students and allow them time to practice with a partner.

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

Review the key points from Activities 1 and 2. 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

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Create a comic strip to demonstrate meeting someone new.

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

Explain that a script is a form of writing; a dialogue between characters in a movie, play, or broadcast. Utilizing the immersive reader students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example script below. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to complete Student Activity Sheet B and share.

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

After students have finished, allow those that want to share their comic do so or role play one of the example scripts.

Example script demonstrating meeting new people appropriately:
Chris: Hello, (reaching out hand) I don’t believe I’ve met you before. My name is Chris.
PJ: Hi Chris, (reaching out hand) my name is PJ. It’s nice to meet you.
Chris: It’s nice to meet you too.

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.

  • How Do You Do?, Theule, Larissa

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Draw a comic to match the script you listened to.

Application Activity

Review the discussions and ideas generated in Activities 1-3. In small groups, have the students create scripts showing appropriately and inappropriately meeting new people. Use the script sheet to assist the groups in creating scripts.

Materials Needed:
  • Script Sheet- 1 per group
  • Pencil for each student

Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remind students to name and save their recordings. 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 dialog with a phone or other recording device.

Example script demonstrating meeting new people appropriately:
Chris: Hello, (reaching out hand) I don’t believe I’ve met you before. My name is Chris.
PJ: Hi Chris, (reaching out hand) my name is PJ. It’s nice to meet you.
Chris: It’s nice to meet you too.

Example script demonstrating meeting new people inappropriately:
Chris: Hello, (reaching out hand) I don’t believe I’ve met you before. My name is Chris.
PJ: I don’t care who you are. Go away.

Topic Checkout

Review the key points from previous activities. Allow students to complete the Student Topic Checkout. Discuss answers when finished.

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

Student Assessment Sheet

Directions: Number the steps to put them in the right order (1 to 4).

When meeting someone new you should:

1. 2. 3. 4.

Give a firm handshake and state your name

Stand up nice and tall

Tell them it’s nice to meet them

Give a firm handshake and state your name

Draw a picture of a place you might meet someone new.