Friday, August 22, 2014

Don't Squeal Unless It's A Big Deal

published on: 3/6/2007

Contributing Teacher(s): Judy Johnson

Subject Area: Guidance Program/Personal/Social Development

Grade Range: Lower Elementary (K-3), Upper Elementary (4-5)

Materials Needed:

  • Book Don''t Squeal Unless It''s A Big Deal A Tale of Tattletales by Jeanie Franz Ransom
  • Tattling Vs. Reporting writing sheet

Objective: Personal and Social Development

  • Students will be able to explain the difference between reporting and tattling.
  • Students will be able to explain how tattling negatively impacts relationships with peers and adults.
  • Instructional Strategy: Prior Knowledge & Connections

    Content Standards:

    • Counseling/Guidance 2. Interacting with others in ways that respect individual and group differences

      Time Allowance: 2/30 minute class sessions

      Description: Students learn the difference between tattling and reporting and how tattling negatively impacts realtionships.

      Comments: CG 3 Applying Personal Safety Skills and Coping StrategiesCa.i. Utilize coping skills for managing life changes or  events.


      Classroom Component:

      First 30 min Lesson Read and Discuss Book

      After reading the book:

      Discuss when we report:

      • If someone is or could be hurt
      • If property is or could be damaged
      • If we have tried to take care of the problem and have not been successful.

      Discuss why people tattle

      • To get others in trouble or for revenge
      • To get attention
      • So that they don''t have to take care of the problem themselves

      Go back through the book and look for examples of reporting and tattling.

      Prime examples of reports are on page 6, 9,14, 1524,25

      Examples of tattling are on page 12, 14, 15, 22

      Discuss how tattling negatively impacts relationships with peers and adults.

      • Peers-no friends, not trusted
      • Adults-not trusted, annoyed and angry

      Lesson 2

      Discuss writing a good paragraph based on classroom teacher input.

      Have students write a paragraph using the Tattling Vs. Reporting sheet.

      Allow students to share paragraphs pointing out good paragraph writing skills such as:

      • restating the question
      • staying on topic
      • covering all of the information
      • capitalization and punctuation skills

       

      First 30 min Lesson Read and Discuss Book

      After reading the book:

      Discuss when we report:

      • If someone is or could be hurt
      • If property is or could be damaged
      • If we have tried to take care of the problem and have not been successful.

      Discuss why people tattle

      • To get others in trouble or for revenge
      • To get attention
      • So that they don't have to take care of the problem themselves

      Go back through the book and look for examples of reporting and tattling.

      Prime examples of reports are on page 6, 9,14, 1524,25

      Examples of tattling are on page 12, 14, 15, 22

      Discuss how tattling negatively impacts relationships with peers and adults.

      • Peers-no friends, not trusted
      • Adults-not trusted, annoyed and angry

      Lesson 2

      Discuss writing a good paragraph based on classroom teacher input.

      Have students write a paragraph using the Tattling Vs. Reporting sheet.

      Allow students to share paragraphs pointing out good paragraph writing skills such as:

      • restating the question
      • staying on topic
      • covering all of the information
      • capitalization and punctuation skills

       

      For additional information contact :
      Judy Johnson
      Mathews Elem.
      Nixa R-II
      (417) 725-7470
      EMAIL:
      jjohnson@mail.nixa.k12.mo.us

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