Throughout the school year, expected behaviors should be taught and reviewed. Following directions is an expected behavior throughout all classrooms. This activity allows students an opportunity to look at real-world examples and choose if it is an example or a non-example of following directions. This activity can also be used as a form of assessment to see where student's understanding of following directions is. hope you enjoy this activity from My Spin on Learning and please let me know if you have any questions!!
**It is important that the choices do not have any of your students names. Students should not make a connection with themselves or someone else in the class as the example or non-example of following directions**
1. Pass out one example/non-example chart and the choices, scissors and glue/glue stick to each student.
2. Explain the difference between example and non-example to students. An example is a choice that shows a student is following the direction. A non-example is a choice that shows the student is not following the direction.
3. Have students cut out each of the 10 choices.
4. Students can work individually and/or in small groups to figure out which are the examples and non-examples. **It is important that students are not gluing the choices to the chart just yet. Once each choice is reviewed as a class, students can glue away!**
5. Once the students/groups are finished figuring out which choice goes where, go through one by one as a class to discuss the choices.
6. ***Add on step- students can act out through role play each choice***
7. Once all 10 choices are reviewed, have students glue the choices to the correct side of the chart!