Handling Opposition - Students 1 - not up


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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Make a list of activities that you like to participate in or places you like to go. Then with a partner, compare your list and politely discuss why you might not agree with your partners choices.

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Study the comic strips below. Circle the answers that show that the characters having an opposing view.

Student Activity Sheet C

Who are the characters in this script?

Why does Tori say it is not a good idea to walk to school?

Who does Tori think it would be better to donate money to?

How do you think Chris feels when Tori disagrees with him?

How do you feel when others don’t see eye to eye with you?

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below circle two nouns in purple and one verb in red.

Remember: A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea. A verb names describe an action, state, or occurrence

Example script of someone having an opposing view appropriately:
Chris:Hey, don’t you think that it would be a good idea to walk to school tomorrow?
Tori: I heard it’s supposed to rain tomorrow so maybe we can walk to school another day. Let’s take the bus tomorrow.
Chris:That’s a great idea.

Example script of having an opposing view inappropriately:
Chris:I was thinking of donating money to promote environmental clean up.
Tori: That’s a terrible idea. I think donating money to help animals is a way better idea.
Chris:That hurt my feelings.
Tori:Too bad.

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the following questions.

  1. Is it okay to have an opposing view?
  2. How do you oppose a position respectfully?
  3. What are some examples of circumstances when you may have to disagree with others?
  4. Why is having an opposing view important?