Taking Turns - 2

Foundational

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Teachers

Definition: Taking turns means to make sure each person involved in a game or activity has an opportunity to go and try the activity.

Questions

  • What does it mean to take turns?
  • Do friends need to take turns in an effort to be fair?
  • Is turn taking important to maintaining a relationship?

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: Circumstances

As a group, make a list of circumstances of when it is important to take turns.

Example: When you play a board game

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalk board

Activity 2: Situations

Allow students to complete student activity sheet A. Discuss answers.

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

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet B. Discuss answers as a class.

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet B - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension and Grammar Review

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 C.

After students have finished, discuss the listening comprehension questions together.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet C - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student
  • Student activity sheet D - 1 per student
  • Red and purple colored pencil or crayon

Example script of demonstrating how to take turns appropriately:
Darren: Hi, Chris. Want to play a game together?
Chris: Sure, can I go first?
Darren: Yes, you can!
Chris: Thank you! I will go first and you can go second.

Example script demonstrating how to avoid taking turns:
Darren: Hi, Chris.
Chris: Hi, Darren.
Darren: Do you want to play a board game?
Chris: Sure!
Darren: I will pick the game and go first because I always go first.
Chris: That’s not fair.
Darren: Fine. Then I’m not playing with you ever again.

After completing the listening comprehension portion of this activity provide students a copy of student activity sheet D. 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 D.

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.

Script Writing and Animation

Review and discuss example scripts from lesson extension.

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating how to take turns appropriately and inappropriately. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

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.

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

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 that demonstrates taking turns.

Students

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Write about a situation you had in which someone did not take a turn. How did it make you feel and how did you handle it?

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Study the comic strips below. Check or circle the answers that show the characters Taking-Turns correctly

Student Activity Sheet C

    1. Who are the characters in this script?

    2. What does Darren ask Chris to do?

    3. How do you think Chris feels when Darren insists on going first?

    4. How do you feel when you are with someone who doesn’t want to take turns?

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 of demonstrating how to take turns appropriately:
Darren: Hi, Chris. Want to play a game together?
Chris: Sure, can I go first?
Darren: Yes, you can!
Chris: Thank you! I will go first and you can go second.

Example script demonstrating how to avoid taking turns:
Darren: Hi, Chris.
Chris: Hi, Darren.
Darren: Do you want to play a board game?
Chris: Sure!
Darren: I will pick the game and go first because I always go first.
Chris: That’s not fair.
Darren: Fine. Then I’m not playing with you ever again.

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the following questions.

  1. Why is it important to take turns?
  2. What happens if you don’t take turns?
  3. How do people feel when they don’t get a turn?