Perseverance - Students 2

Foundational

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: In the space below list activities that are hard for you that tempt you to give up.

What can you do when things get hard and you are tempted to quit?

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Write about a time you were faced with something hard and didn’t give up. How did you feel when you persevered and completed the task?

Student Activity Sheet C

Who are the characters in this script?

How was Anya feeling?

What was Anya frustrated with?

How did Tori help Anya?

Student Activity Sheet D

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 perseverance:
Tori: Hi Anya, how are you today?
Anya: I’m getting really frustrated with this math assignment. It’s really hard.
Tori: You are great at math. I know you can do it.
Anya: Thanks! I think if I stick with it I can get it finished.

Example script not demonstrating perseverance:
Tori: Hi Anya, how are you today?
Anya: I’m getting really frustrated with this math assignment. It’s really hard.
Tori: You are great at math. I know you can do it.
Anya: No I can’t! I quit!

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 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.

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Read the statement and check or circle true or false.

Perseverance means the ability to get through difficult tasks without giving up.

When things are hard, it's ok to give up?

Perseverance is not an important trait to have?

Perseverance will help you be successful in life?