Kids Can Be Actors (and Learn too)
:) Often in my social skills group we use role playing to teach social situations and social skills. My kids enjoy playing someone else and "acting" for their classmates. The Angry Bird Unit has really allowed us to use more social skill/role play scripts to learn new ways to deal with their anger.
Here is an outline of my social scripts:
- Scene-The scene for the script is set for you. It allows the students to visualize the setting of story.
- The script
- Self talk examples-I like to use these with the "Boomerang Bird" (Check it out here) These are great times to stop and think/talk about what the problem is.
- Assertive statement-I teach my students that is okay to ask questions when you don't understand why something happened or possibly why they are in trouble. Sometimes anger comes from misunderstandings and sometimes students/people need to learn the most respectful and courteous way to handle situations that make them angry.
You can find my role play scripts here ---> http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Role-Play-Scripts