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The Solution Square: Strategies for Conflict Resolution
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five to six 45-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Books from Toot & Puddle series (or three books of your own choosing about friends and conflict resolution)
- Butcher or poster paper, construction paper, and markers or precut letters
- Sticky notes
- Role-Play Sample Criteria Chart
- Sample Literature Chart
- Role-Play Planning Sheet
- Student Response Sheet
- Sample Solution Square
|1.||Gather three books about friendship to use for the read-alouds and discussion. Choose books that show characters taking actions that help solve interpersonal conflicts.
|2.||Preread your book selections, selecting places where you will pause during the reading to discuss the problems, the solutions that did or did not work, and students' connections to the texts.
|3.||Make a literature chart entitled "Forever Friends" for the class using a large sheet of butcher paper or construction paper (see the Sample Literature Chart for ideas). Your chart should be a colorful, inviting place to record students' talk.
|4.||Gather materials for making a class Solution Square (see the Sample Solution Square for ideas). You can use butcher or poster paper, construction paper, and markers or precut letters.
|5.||Make copies of the Student Response Sheet (one per student) and the Role-Play Planning Sheet (one for each group of three to four students).
|6.||Print a copy of the Role-Play Sample Criteria Chart for your own use in evaluation.