This is a lesson plan with 3 activities targeting non-verbal communication. Activities include examples, role-plays, listening, discussion, and games. Lesson plan includes specific dialogue to have with students:
When we listen to our friends, teachers, parents, we not only listen with our ears, we listen with our eyes. We need to make sure we are looking for and listening to their facial expressions, gestures, postures, and tone of voice. All of these things mean so much more than just the words they are saying. Facial expressions are the ways that someone moves the muscles on his/her face to show emotion. A gesture is a sign you make with part of your body, it sends a message without any words. Posture is how someone’s body is positioned or the closeness of it. Finally, tone of voice is how loud or quiet and the pitch of someone’s voice. We will be practicing all of these things throughout this week. We will also be looking for examples of these things throughout this week. It’s not only important to show your own appropriate facial expressions, gestures, posture, and tone of voice that match the situation; but it’s also important that you listen and identify others appropriately too.