Think Positive!

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Following an attention-grabbing read-aloud, scholars brainstorm ways they can change negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Small groups plan and perform a skit that showcases one of the new ideas to uplift one's feelings. Participants reflect on performances. Skit cards provide scenarios for performers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To lessen stage fright record groups performing their skit and show their final products to the class
  • Revisit the skill when class members have difficulty dealing with negative feelings
  • Challenge early finishers to plan a second performance using a scenario of their choosing 
Classroom Considerations

  • If you have more groups than there are skit cards; create scenarios of your own 
  • Requires a story about positive and or negative feelings
  • First of three lessons in a series that encourages social and emotional learning
Pros

  • Offer two suggestions for an engaging read-aloud
  • Skit cards include relatable situations 
  • Boosts self-awareness
Cons

  • None