Friendship Line Dancing

Develop social awareness with a lesson that challenges scholars to properly communicate with their peers. Standing in two lines, participants practice introducing themselves, asking how their partner is feeling, asks if they want to play, and shares with them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • While learners converse with peers, point out noticeable body language and explain how it contributes to the overall tone and message
  • Revisit the lesson using new conversation starters
  • Encourage movement, challenge pupils to walk, run, or dance while their line shifts
Classroom Considerations
  • The first of three lessons sheds light on being a good friend
  • Requires a space large enough for the entire class to stand in two lines 
  • The lesson s designed to be led by a counselor but can also be led by a classroom teacher 
Pros
  • The puppet makes for a fun lesson introduction
  • Boosts listening and speaking skills
Cons
  • None
Common Core