This is the Lesson Plan Hub page for “Goofy Jane.” Links to all eight 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 Goofy Jane
This lesson is on learning more about good communication skills and techniques. 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: Scripted Communication Skills role-play: Goofy Jane
A. Students participate in scripted role-play called “Goofy Jane.” Visit this page to get directions and the link to the PDF file for the scripted role-play to print for classroom use.
B. Role-Play Description: Here is a story scenario you can use to help teach about the need for using good communication skills when interacting with other people. This comic story called “Goofy Jane” demonstrates the pitfalls that can happen when you do not follow the simple rules of being a good communicator. Eighteen-year-old Jane is training to be a singer, dancer, and actress so she can become a Hollywood movie star. She nearly blows her chance to fulfill her dream as she breaks every communication skill rule with a Hollywood agent by the name of Mr. Headworthy. Read the role-play called “Goofy Jane” to find out what happens.
Note: The story upon which the role-play is based will not be featured on Examiner.com as it is part of Debbie Dunn’s book called “White Reindeer, Kudzu Monster, & Other Tales Of Wonder” written under her pen name of DJ Lyons.
For more information about this book, please visit http://askdjlyons.com/white-reindeer-book/table-of-contents.html.
Section 4: 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 5: Bloom’s Taxonomy Discussion – Goofy Jane
There are six levels in the Bloom’s Taxonomy discussion question process. After reading “Goofy Jane,” the teacher will ask questions from all six levels.
Section 6: 13 skits to teach good communication techniques
There are 13 main techniques that all good communicators should use. Here are the links to 13 fun stills that will help illustrate these points for your students. The students will be directed to display a bad communication skill. Then the class will guess which technique they should have done to be better communicators.
Section 7: K-W-L Model discussion about Goofy Jane
To close out the lesson on learning more about good communication skills and techniques, ask your students:
A. L questions – What have you LEARNED about this topic?
Section 8: Communication Skills writing assignment: Goofy Jane
A. Students will write about the six Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions for the Communication Skills tale called “Goofy Jane.”
Communication Skills writing assignment: Goofy Jane