Winning and Losing - 2

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Teachers

Definition: Winning means to be successful or to have a favorable result. Losing means to not win or to be defeated.

Questions

  • Why is it important to win?
  • Is it OK to lose?
  • Should you scream, yell and hit when you lose?
  • Is it OK to be a sour sport?
  • If you lose can you win next time?

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: Circumstances

Make a list of circumstances when it is important to handle winning or losing appropriately.

Example: When another team wins a sports game

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalk board

Activity 2: Personal Story

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Have students share their responses with the group.

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

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

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

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 demonstrating winning and losing appropriately:
Chris: I like to play chess 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 chess than you.
Beth: I am so much better at chess than you.
Chris: No, I don’t want to play 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 using eye contact appropriately (looking at the conversation partner) and inappropriately (by not looking at the conversation partner). 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 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: Write or tell a story about a time when you lost an event, sport, or an activity and you did not handle it well. Make suggestions on how you could have handled losing better.

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Study the comic strips below. Circle the answers that show the characters winning and losing appropriately.

Student Activity Sheet C

    1. Who are the characters in this script?

    2. What game are they playing?

    3. How do you think Beth felt when Chris cheated?

    4. How do you feel when you lose a game?

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 demonstrating winning and losing appropriately:
Chris: I like to play chess 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 chess than you.
Beth: I am so much better at chess than you.
Chris: No, I don’t want to play 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. What does it mean to win?
  2. What does it mean to lose?
  3. How do you win appropriately?
  4. How do you lose appropriately?