Eye Contact - Students 2

Foundational

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: With your partner decide who will be student A and who will be student B. Practice the following prompts using good eye contact.

Student A:Hi      , do you want to go the movies tonight?
Student B:

Now try this prompt with avoiding eye contact.

Student A:Hi      , do you want to go the movies tonight?
Student B:

Here are some additional prompts to practice.
Hi      , do you want to go to the park today?
Hello    , would you like to go to the mall?

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Make a list of circumstances when it is important to maintain appropriate eye contact. Example: When a police officer is speaking to you

Directions: Describe a situation when you find it difficult to maintain eye contact.

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Study the comic strips below. Next, circle the answers that show the characters using good eye contact.

Student Activity Sheet D

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. Where are the characters going?

3. Why is eye contact important?

4. How do you think Chris feels when Tori is not looking at him?

Student Activity Sheet E

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.

An example of a script with children demonstrating appropriate eye contact:
(Looking at the conversation partner)
Chris: Hi Tori, how are you today?
Tori: I am fine Chris, thank you for asking.
Chris: Would you like to go to the park this afternoon?
Tori: That sounds great!

An example of a script with children avoiding making eye contact:
(Not looking at the conversation partner)
Chris: Hi Tori, how are you today?
Tori: ok
Chris: Why aren’t you looking at me?
Tori: What do you mean?
Chris: When someone is talking to you, you really should be looking at them. Otherwise, they don’t know that you are listening to them.

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the following questions.

1. What is eye contact?

2. Why is it important to maintain eye contact during a conversation?

3. How do people feel when you do not make “good eye contact”?