Taking Turns - 1

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Teachers

Definition: Turn taking means waiting for your turn to go.

Discussion Points

  • You should wait until it is your turn in a game
  • You should wait until it is your turn to speak
  • You should wait until it is your turn in an activity
  • You will go first, then I will go second, you talk and then I talk
  • Some Thoughts

  • Taking turns is important!
  • Your friends will be happy!
  • You will feel good if you take turns!
  • Everyone will get a chance to have a turn!

Discuss with students what turn taking means. Review the discussion point questions.


    Possible activities to review the discussion point:

  • The group should form a circle. Ask a question and allow students to toss a bean bag to those who would like to answer the question.
  • Play tic-tac-toe by dividing the group into teams. Write discussion questions on a post-it note and place them on the tic-tac-toe grid. Allow a representative from the team to select a post-it note and as a team develop an answer to the question. If they get it right they may put their teams marker (x or o) on the grid.

Activity 1: Situations

As a group, develop a list of times when it is important to take turns. Record answers on the board. Discuss with students:

  • How do you feel when you have to wait your turn?
  • How do you feel when you are playing with friends and they don’t take turns?
  • How do you think others feel when you don’t want to take turns?
Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalk board

Activity 2: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Read a scenario to the students. If it is a situation is something that they should do they should give a thumbs up. If it would not be a good choice they should give a thumbs down.

  1. Should you take turns when you play a board game?
  2. Should you go more than one time in a row when playing a game?
  3. Should you give your friends a turn?
  4. Should you take and use all the pieces to a board game?
  5. Should you take turns on the swings?
  6. Should you always go first when playing a game?
Materials Needed:
  • Scenarios

Activity 3: Personal Experience

Allow students 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

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

Explain that a script is a form of dialogue writing between characters in a movie, play, or broadcast. Utilizing the immersive reader students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example scripts below. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to answer the questions on student activity sheet B.

If time allows students may partner together and role play the script.

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

Example script demonstrating appropriately taking turns.

Annie: Hey John, do you want to play connect four?
John: Sure! Can I go first?
Annie: Yes, as long as we take turns afterwards.
John: Okay! Lets play!

If time allows students may partner together and role play the script.

Script Writing and Animation

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating taking turns appropriately. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

Materials Needed:
  • Script sheet for each group
  • Pencil for each student

Example script demonstrating appropriately taking turns:
Annie: Hey John, do you want to play connect four?
John: Sure! Can I go first?
Annie: Yes, as long as we take turns afterwards.
John: Okay! Let's play!

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 Review

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

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

Read Aloud Recommendations:

Completing a read aloud with students is a great way for them to see and learn social skills as well as incorporating reading skills. Below are some books that could be used to reinforce the concept. Read and discuss as appropriate for level and as time allows throughout the lesson.

  • Utilize current classroom literature to demonstrate turn taking.

Students

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Draw a picture of a time you did a good job taking turns. Write a sentence about your picture.

I took turns when

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Draw a comic to match the script you listened to.

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Select the best answer.

1. What is turn taking?

2. Should you take turns?

3. Should you always go first?

4 Should you keep taking turns and not give your partner a chance?