Winning and Losing - 1
- What is good sportsmanship?
- What does it mean to be a good sport?
- What are some ways to be a “poor or bad” loser?
- What are some ways to be a “poor or bad winner”?
Discuss these points or your own with students. Review the discussion points with the students. Teacher may want to share their own examples of when he/she won or lost.
Possible activities to review the discussion points:
- 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 sticky 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 team's marker (x or o) on the grid.
- Option 1: Print the Student Activity Sheet for each student. Complete the lesson as a group and assign the activity sheet to the students.
- Option 2: Click the Student link to access the activity sheet electronically and post to your Learning Management System (if your school has one) or send the link to the student. The student may complete the activity sheet electronically within the classroom on a shared computer or device.
- Option 3: Click the Student link to access the activity sheet electronically and send the link to the student. The student may access the link from a home computer, chromebook, iPad or other device.
As a group discuss what it means to be a good sport, no matter whether you win or lose. Explain that no one wants to play with someone who isn’t a good sport. Develop a list and record student responses on a chart similar to the one displayed below. Be sure to capture what a good sport looks like and sounds like.
- Chart below on chart paper or Interactive Board
|Looks Like||Sounds Like|
|Gives high 5's||Says good game|
Review the key points from the discussions held and Activity 1. Ask students to think about a time when they experienced good or poor sportsmanship. Discuss how it made the students feel. Ask them to think about whether they feel better showing good sportsmanship or poor sportsmanship.
Allow students time to complete Student Activity Sheet A. Discuss their answers when all have finished.
- Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per person
- Pencil for each student
Directions: Create a picture demonstrating good sportsmanship.
Review the key points from Activities 1 and 2. Review what it sounds like and looks like to show good sportsmanship. Allow students time to play a variety of games such as Candy Land, Shutes and Ladders, or Uno. Encourage kids to practice being a good sport. Consider giving praise to a student when you hear or see good sportsmanship.
- Variety of games
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.
Ask students to complete Student Activity Sheet B.
- Student Activity Sheet B - 1 per student
- Pencil for each student
After students have finished and if time allows, ask students to partner together to role play the script.
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.
- Don’t Be a Sore Loser, Roys Bedoys , Ha, Christine
- If Winning Isn't Everything, Why Do I Hate to Lose? , Smith, Bryan
- Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing , Sileo, Frank J.
- Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn , Maxwell, John
Directions: Draw a comic to match the script you listened to.
In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating winning and losing appropriately and inappropriately. Use the script sheet to assist the groups in creating scripts.
- Script Sheet- 1 per group
- Pencil for each student
Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remind students to name and save their recordings. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.
Ideas for modifying this activity based on your students’ needs:
- create a script as a class
- pair or group students so that skill levels are varied and assign each a role or task that uses their skill
- create the script by recording the dialog with a phone or other recording device.
Review the key points from previous activities and discussions with students. Ask students to complete the Student Topic Checkout.
After all students have finished, discuss the answers as a group.
- Student Topic Checkout - 1 per student
- A pencil for each student
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.