What you got:
You receive a full life skills unit on making phone calls. Included is a worksheet on understanding emergency vs. non emergency, skills for making 911 calls, 8 acting it out cards, response worksheet, and 8 different “who do you call scenario cards.” This unit was designed for high schoolers with special needs who may be in high school transition programs or on alternate assessment.
How to use it:
This unit can take up to an hour or more to complete or be broken down into 2 thirty minute sessions. First, the 911 section is designed to help students understand emergency and non emergency situations (language skills include: comparing/contrasting/vocabulary CCS: L.9-10.6, 11-12.6).
The “act it out” cards go along with the 911 worksheet. To use the “act it out” cards, students can pair up in groups of two or you can do this as a class. Each student gets an “act it out” card and when it is his or her turn acts out the scenario. The partner or class then has to guess what has happened, and if it is an emergency who they need to call whether it’s 911 or someone else (Language skills worked on: using context clues/inferencing CCS: RI 9-10.1, 11-12.1).
You can take it a step further and allow them to “pretend” to make a phone call and rehearse what they might say (Language skills to assess: pragmatics/using grammatically correct sentences (syntax ) CCS: SL.9-10.4, 11-12.4). Print out several copies of the “Who will you call” worksheet. This work sheet is great to rehearse in writing what you might need to say and/or information you need to give the operator about the situation (language skills included in this activity to focus on: summarizing/re-telling what happened (CCS: L.9-10.1, 11-12.1 ).
This worksheet is also designed to be paired with the 8 “Who do you call” cards. These 8 cards are the final review to see that kids retained from the unit. I pair them with the “Who Will You Call” worksheet also. If time allows I have my kids use devices in the classroom to look up a place and phone number to put on their worksheet. This is great real life practice and the kids love it!
Unit aligns with common core standards:
L.9-10.1, 11-12.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of stand English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.9-10.6, 11-12.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression.
SL.9-10.4, 11-12.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
RI.9-10.1, 11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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