This is the Lesson Plan Hub page for “Fred learns to make Good Observations.” Links to all nine sections of the lesson are included.
Section 1: Lesson Objectives for Teaching about Communication Skills Concepts
Clicking on this resource link leads you to the following 10 items:
A. Character Traits Addressed
B. Conflict Resolution Strategies Addressed
C. Other Concepts Addressed
D. Cognitive/Instructional Objectives
E. Emotional Objectives
F. Behavioral Objectives
G. Glossary of Terms
H. Lesson Length
I. Links for Teaching Posters for Classroom Use
J. Links for all the Communication Skills stories and lesson plans
Section 2: K-W-L Model discussion about Fred learns to make Good Observations
This lesson is on learning more about making good observations. Ask your students:
A. K questions – What do you KNOW about this topic?
B. W questions – What do you WANT TO KNOW about this topic?
Section 3: Communication Skills Vocabulary terminology
Communication Skills Vocabulary for Fred learns to make Good Observations
Section 4: Read Communication Skills story: Fred learns to make Good Observations
A. Teacher reads story to the class called “Fred learns to make Good Observations.”
B. Story Description: This story called “Fred learns to make Good Observations” illustrates the importance of making good observations about when it is your turn to talk and when you should be simply listening or keeping quiet.
Additional Note: Making good observations of when it is a good time for you to talk to others and when you should be simply listening is an extremely good character trait to have. That is part of having good Self Control. It also demonstrates a lot of Respect for others when you wait your turn to talk and only speak on related topics.
Section 5: Popcorn Review
A. After reading the target story, spend a minute or two conducting a quick story wrap-up called a Popcorn Review. This gives students an opportunity to share their reactions to and impressions of the story characters and events.
Section 6: Scripted Communication Skills role-play: Fred learns to make Good Observations
A. Students participate in scripted role-play called “Fred learns to make Good Observations.” Visit this page to get directions and the link to the PDF file for the scripted role-play to print for classroom use.
Section 7: Bloom’s Taxonomy Discussion – Fred learns to make Good Observations
There are six levels in the Bloom’s Taxonomy discussion question process. After reading “Fred learns to make Good Observations,” the teacher will ask questions from all six levels.
Section 8: K-W-L Model discussion about Fred learns to make Good Observations
To close out the lesson on learning about making Good Observations, ask your students:
A. L questions – What have you LEARNED about this topic?
Section 9: Communication Skills writing assignment: Fred learns to make Good Observations
A. Students will write about the six Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions for the Communication Skills tale called “Fred learns to make Good Observations.”
Communication Skills writing assignment: Fred learns to make Good Observations