Assertiveness and Communication Skills Sub Plans: Or, Teach in Class!

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6th - 12th, Homeschool, Staff
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This activity is an easy one to have tucked in a cupboard in case of an emergency/unplanned sub day!!

It's such a good lesson, you may not want to leave this one with a sub!


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★This sub plan is organized in such a way that all you have to do is leave it with your secretary and let your sub do the rest...

Your sub will love the easy step-by-step instructions and since the lesson is in "independent study" format, students can go through it without much teacher help - it practically teaches itself!


★This lesson relates to all teenagers, any age, boys or girls, or any ethnicity.

Relationships are one of the most important things in life for all of us; but, many teens today lack the effective communication skills needed to maintain healthy relationships.


★Meets Common Core Standards for Technical Subjects Reading 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8.


This lesson introduces these key concepts:

1) Listening skills

2) Speaking skills

3) Being assertiveness, but not aggressive

4) Tips for overcoming passive and aggressive behavior

5) Rules for good communication


This resource includes:

1. Step-by-step instructions to leave for a sub

2. Fun "Speaking/Listening Into Activity" where one students describes a picture while the other tries to draw it from verbal cues only! "Picture Diagram" included.

3."Communications Activities Handout"

4. Self-Reflective "Assertiveness Survey"

5. "Too Passive" Tips and "Too Aggressive Tips"

6. Flip Up Posters: 24 cut outs and tips for "Be Assertive, Not Aggressive"

7. Flip Up poster example

8. "To Extend the Lesson Activities" Folder (for when you get back!):

1) Communications Survey

2) Communication Rules PowerPoint

3) Communication Rules Posters for your classroom

4) A second listening/speaking activity (on PowerPoint)

5) Link to FREE Values Lesson


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.


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