Winning and Losing - 1

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Teachers

Definition: Winning means to come in first place. Losing means to not win.

Questions

  • What is good sportsmanship?
  • What does it mean to be a good sport?

Discuss with students what winning and losing 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: Good Sport

As a group discuss what it means to be a good sport. Explain that no one wants to play with someone who isn’t a good sport. Develop a list and record student responses on the chart of what a good sport looks like and sounds like.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart below on chart paper or chalkboard
Looks Like Sounds Like
Gives high 5's Says good game

Activity 2: Comic Strip Worksheet

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Discuss when finished.

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

Activity 3: Put it to practice

Allow students time to play a variety of games such as Candy Land, Snakes and Ladders, or Uno. Encourage kids to practice being a good sport. Consider giving out a small treat such as a piece of candy or eraser when you hear or see good sportsmanship.

Materials Needed:
  • Variety of games

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

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

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

Example script demonstrating winning and losing appropriately:
Chris: I like to play Candy Land it is fun!
Beth: Sure is!
Chris: I won but it was a good game for both of us.
Beth: Thank you for playing with me.
Chris: No problem. Do you want to play again?

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

Script Writing and Animation

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

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating winning and losing appropriately. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

Example script demonstrating winning and losing appropriately:
Chris: I like to play Candy Land. It is fun!
Beth: Sure is!
Chris: I won but it was a good game for both of us.
Beth: Thank you for playing with me.
Chris: No problem. Do you want to play again?

Example script demonstrating winning and losing inappropriately:
Chris: I won the game! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Beth: No you didn’t win, you cheated!
Chris: I am so much better at Candy Land than you.
Chris: No, I don’t want to play with you ever again!

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 to complete the student lesson review sheet

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.

  • Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing by Frank J. Sileo
  • If Winning Isn't Everything, Why Do I Hate to Lose? by Bryan Smith

Students

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Create a comic strip demonstrating good sportsmanship.

I can demonstrate good sportsmanship by

Student Activity Sheet B

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete each question.

1. Draw or write how you feel when you lose.

2. Draw or write how you feel when you win.

3. Draw or write how you show good sportsmanship.