What do you Expect?

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The Spontaneous Speech Spot
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4th - 7th
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The Spontaneous Speech Spot
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These are great situations to work on with my students who need help identifying expected and unexpected behaviors.
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Teachers often need to address behaviors they expect of their students in a social environment. Teaching behaviors that are expected in a given situation can help students socially. An awareness of expected behaviors can help form and keep friends. It can help them maintain employment as adults. It is important for students to be aware that people want to be with people they are comfortable with and feel good with. They may choose not to be with those individuals that make them feel uncomfortable.

The cards are double sided with an unexpected behavior on one side and a matching expected behavior on the other side.

Students take turns drawing cards out, and placing them on the table. They then decided if the side facing up is an expected behavior or unexpected. They can talk about how the actions make them feel. If the unexpected is presented first, students can talk about what they think the expected behavior would be on the other side.

In this packet, there are 28 expected cards and 28 matching unexpected cards side by side. Print the cards out on card stock. Cut on the horizontal lines and fold back on the vertical line to make a double sided card. You can either glue them or laminate them shut. The cards are 2 ¼ inches by 3 ½ inches when folded.

I deliberately didn’t identify the sides. I put a box on each card so I could put a U or E in the box with my UV light pen and students can light the answer up. I also put a QR code for those who like that option. When scanned it will read expected or unexpected to correspond to the side.

The QR code will activate from a computer display and it is possible to use this product on E


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