Handling Opposition - Students 2


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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 the characters having an opposing view.

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Think about the script read/played for the class and complete the questions below.

1. Who are the characters in this script?

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

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

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

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

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below, circle in purple two nouns in purple, and in red, circle all verbs. Circle the plural words. BONUS: write the singular form of each plural word on the side.


A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, state, or an 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.

Student Topic Checkout

Directions: Complete the following questions.

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