Patience - 3

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Teachers

Definition: To wait calmly for something or someone without complaining.

Discussion Points

  • Why is patience important?
  • What makes it difficult for a person to be patient?
  • When do I need to be patient?
  • What is the opposite of patience?

Review Discussion Points:

Possible activity to review the discussion point:

Reciprocal Questioning:

  • Divide students into pairs or small groups.
  • Have the pairs/groups develop questions using to ask other pair/groups about the discussion points.
  • Provide “anchor questions” (What can cause a person to practice patience? How do you feel when you don’t have the patience for the situation? What can you do to practice patience? ).
  • Once pairs/groups have questions written, bring the students together and lead discussion using their questions.

Activity 1: What is patience important?

Title a chart paper “Why Patience is Important.” Pass out a sticky note for each student. ask them to write why they feel patience is important. Place the note on the chart paper. After all are finished, discuss answers.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalkboard
  • Sticky Note per student
  • Pencil for each student

Activity 2: When Do We Need Patience

Title a chart paper “When Do We Need Patience.” Discuss with students that as they get older, their will be more situations when they need to practice patients. Pass out a sticky note for each student. Ask them to write examples of when they need to practice patience. Place the sticky note on the chart paper. After all sticky notes have been placed, discuss answers with the students.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalkboard
  • Sticky Note per student
  • Pencil for each student

Activity 3: Self Reflection

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

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

Script Writing and Animation

Script Prompt: Develop a script and create an animation that includes two characters in a setting related to the problem.

  • creating a scenario in which character can demonstrate patience, why is it difficult to be patient during the situation, strategies to practice patience, use of appropriate ways to end the conversation.
  • Materials Needed:
    • White board/chalk Board or Chart Paper
    • Markers
    • Script sheet for each group
    • Pencil for each student

    Script Writing Practice: Teacher led discussion of script creation. As a whole/small group, write both an appropriate and inappropriate versions of the script. In small groups or individually, have the students independently create scripts identifying character strengths. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

    Independent Script Recording: Pair students to complete 2 scripts together using the same script prompt detailed above. Direct each student should take turns to have the opportunity to be both character one and character two.

    Animation Creation: 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 Extension: Incorporate ELA standards by discussing both spoken and written grammar rules (dialogue punctuation, correct verb tense, sentence structure, parts of a story; character, setting, problem, solution). Consider using both the final animation and written script as an ELA grade/assignment.

    Lesson Review

    Allow students to complete the student lesson review sheet

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
    • A pencil for each student

    Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.

    Students

    Go to only student curriculum

    Student Activity Sheet A

    Directions: Complete the questions.

    1. Think of a time you needed to practice patience. Complete your response below.

    2. Was it easy or hard to be patient? Why?

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: Answer the questions.

    1. Why is patience important?

    2. Name three situations where practicing patience is important in your life.