Bad Thing, Good Thing Perspective Taking Activity

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The Spontaneous Speech Spot
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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  1. The Social Skills Communication Bundle consists of 5 of my Social Communication Task Card Sets put into one bundle and discounted. I use these card sets when working on social communication skills with individuals and small groups. I recently updated these sets to include better clip art and more
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Perspective taking can be a challenge for many of our students. These task cards give opportunities to take different perspectives and determine if something good can come from a bad event. Students often focus on the negative aspect of a problem. Higher level thinking allows us to take a more positive perspective. Present the Bad Thing side first and ask if the student can think of any good things that can come from it. There may be more than one acceptable answer for each card. The Good Thing side is a suggested answer.

I used them with my 3rd and 4th graders who are part of a social skills group.

The cards are best printed on card stock.

The Bad Thing card is meant to stay attached to the Good Thing card in the middle. The Good Thing card can be folded back and glued to the back side of the Bad Thing card to make a double sided card.

There are a total of 32 cards 4 1/4 in by 3 3/4 inches. There are 11 pages with a set of 3 cards on each page. Two blank cards are also provided.

There is a prepared EASEL activity included. It has a movable blue block over the Good Thing answer. It can be presented to a group of students for discussion and then the blue block can be removed to compare the the student answers.

These cards are part of my Social Skills Bundle and you will be purchasing a double copy if you buy both.

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11 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.


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