Instructional Strategies for Teaching Communication
Grand Canyon University SED-541
April 16, 2014
Topic or Unit of Study
Mental, Emotional and Social Health
Students will learn how to have a healthy relationship with the ones around them through positive communication. STANDARDS AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION:
Standard 1: Essential Concepts
1.1M Describe the benefits of having positive relationships with trusted adults. 1.2M Analyze the qualities of healthy peer and family relationships. 1.3M Describe healthy ways to express caring, friendship, affection, and love. Differentiated
Since most work is done with groups students that are below average will be matched with accelerated students. During the Jigsaw assignment ELL students will be assigned the lowest level and higher achieving students will be placed in the higher level.
EEI (ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF INSTRUCTION) - LESSON PLAN ELEMENTS REQUIRED: Objective
SWBAT describe what a relationship consist of with adults, family and peers. SWBAT use communication to solve social issues.
Students will be asked what a positive relationship consists of and tell problems they have had with friends and family in the past. Students will also be asked what part communication plays in communication. Teach Lesson / Model
Students will be instructed on what communication is, the difference between verbal and nonverbal communication and the different levels of communication. Without giving students an example I will ask them within their groups to find 5 nonverbal communications on their own. Students will be broken up into groups and given 1 of the 5 level of communication: Cliché Conversation, Giving Information and Reporting Facts, Expressing Ideas, Sharing Feelings and Self-Disclosure. They will come up with dialogue using only their level and perform it in front of the...
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