Spotlight on Strategy
Role Playing in Social Skills
- Little Problem – Occurs when we don’t get what we want or when a mistake happens. We take 5-10 deep breaths think it’s ok or I can get/have it later.
- Middle Problem – Occurs when people get hurt, either feelings or physically. We need to tell an adult. It’s ok to cry to 5 minutes but need to stop and move on.
- Big Problem – Occurs when people go to the hospital or could die. We can run and scream for help, call 911, get an adult immediately.
Review power point for little middle and big problem. (Link below)
Students will analyze pictures of problems and categorize them according to type of problem. Students will also analyze solutions of problems at categorize them correctly with the type of problem. (Link below)
Students will be challenged to use digital media to help them generalize using Role Playing. Students will pick one of the problems given in the categorizing activity or choose their own problem that they have experienced recently. Students will evaluate the problem and pick a way to solve it expected as well as solve it unexpected.
- Students can Role play the situation using the Ipad apps Sock Puppets or Toon-town, .
You Can Take the Challenge
- Math: Have students Role Play stories to apply math skills that involve word problems.
- Reading: Have students change the ending to a story.
- Science: Students can take a concept like the water cycle, and Role Play it by acting it out or creating a digital story.
- Social Studies: Instead of reading, Role Play with a readers theater!
Grey, Carol (n.d.) What Are Social Stories? Retrieved from: http://www.thegraycenter.org/social-stories/what-are-social-stories
Sparks, Sarah D. (July 12, 2011) Studies Find Students Learn More by ‘Acting out’ Text Education Week Retrieved from: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/07/13/36read.h30.html
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