Types of Lies Town (teaching students what it means to lie)

Types of Lies Town (teaching students what it means to lie)
Types of Lies Town (teaching students what it means to lie)
Types of Lies Town (teaching students what it means to lie)
Types of Lies Town (teaching students what it means to lie)
Types of Lies Town (teaching students what it means to lie)
Types of Lies Town (teaching students what it means to lie)
Types of Lies Town (teaching students what it means to lie)
Types of Lies Town (teaching students what it means to lie)
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In our professions, we are lied to all the time. Our innocent little kiddos are guilty of not always being the most reliable sources. Sometimes the lies are told on purpose, sometimes students have not been taught the difference between the types of lies
and do not realize what they are doing is lying.

Types of Lies Town is an interactive way to introduce students to the six types of lies while allowing them a safe and structured way to reflect on their own behaviors and habits. They will “take a tour” of the town and visit different streets to learn the definitions, stories and examples of the various types of lies.

This resource includes:
1. Map, Town Chart, Types of Lies Posters (6)
2. Stories/Examples (6) or combine the two to create a 12 page Mini Book
3. Situation Cards (36) and Labels (6) (group activity)

The included materials can be used to highlight the differences and provide
examples of the six following types of lies:
1. Compulsive Lies
2. Half Truths
3. Exaggeration
4. Bold-Faced Lies
5. White Lies
6. Plagiarizing

Here’s what I do during guidance lessons:
Can be adapted to small groups or individuals, get crafty with it!

Step #1- I start off with an open ended discussion about the types of lies. In groups of 3-4 students, I let the kids brainstorm as a group what the different types of lies are and come up with an example for each. It is so fun to see what those little brains think up.

Step #2- After our discussion, we review and discuss each poster and story. I assembled my posters and stories into a book format, as we talk about each type of lie, I place the book open to the appropriate page under the document camera on the overhead projector. This way it is easy for me to keep track of the materials as well as is easiest for everyone to see and participate.

Step #3- I love whole group participation, after the six types of lies have been explained and discussed, I give everyone a clothes pin. We then take it back old school and play a version of four corners. I number the corners of the room 1-4 and tell the students to pick a corner when I say go. I read a situation card, shut my eyes (or turn around) and when I say so, the students scatter to various corners.. Once the commotion has quieted down, I pick a corner at random. Those students come up to the front and clip their clothes pin to the cart based on the type of lie they think the situation card described. I like to repeat this five or six times. Its fun. It gets the kids engaged and it allows for free movement.

Step #4- I bring everyone back to their seats and students pick a situation card at random. They read the card out loud, come to the front of the class and put the card in the appropriate container based on which type of lie they think the card is describing. The cars on the back of the cards are designed for the colors to match to a lie type (red matched compulsive, etc.). This way you can easily check for accuracy and understanding while students think it’s random.
We repeat this process until all students have read and answered a question, or we run out of time.

Step #5- To close out the lesson, I ask students to fill out an exit ticket. It is a great way for them to reflect on the newly learned information and for me to gauge how much they grasped.

Map, Town Chart, Six Posters and Six Story Examples:
Print all single sided on cardstock, laminate for durability. Or, create a Mini Book by printing the posters and examples double sided on cardstock, laminate for durability, staple down spine to create a mini book

36 Situation Cards and 6 Container Labels:
Print the pages double sided on cardstock. Laminate for durability. Cut on lines to free the individual cards and the container labels. Adhere labels to whichever containers you are using for the card sort. I use brown bags!

Let me know all of the creative ways you use this resource!

Mrs. Bell
The Crafty Counselor

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