Meeting New People - 1

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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?
  • Where do you meet new people?
  • How do you greet new people?
  • Why is it important to set a good first impression?

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: Situations

Discuss with students that there are many places you may 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 chalkboard

Activity 2: How do you greet someone new?

Discuss with students that it is important to make a good first impression when they meet someone new. Explain that there are some steps they can take to help them with this.

Display and discuss the steps below:

  1. Stand up nice and tall
  2. Make eye contact and smile
  3. Give a firm handshake and state your name
  4. Tell them it’s nice to meet them

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

Materials Needed:
  • Steps below on 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

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

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.

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

Script Writing and Animation

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

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating meeting new people appropriately and inappropriately. Use the script sheet to create students 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.

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.

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.

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: Create a comic strip to demonstrate meeting someone new.

Student Activity Sheet B

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Number the steps to put them in the right order.

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.