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Out On a Limb - R.Brunson, M.Hawley, J.Scherer, G.Stack, R.Wolford

Grades
2 to 5
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Out On a Limb is an interactive guide for teaching problem solving, listening, and communication skills necessary for dealing with life's daily challenges of getting along with others....more
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Out On a Limb is an interactive guide for teaching problem solving, listening, and communication skills necessary for dealing with life's daily challenges of getting along with others. Students learn through practice and discussion of real and imaginary situations. Each activity includes objectives, a time frame, background information, links to corresponding web activities, and worksheets. This is a meaningful, double-purpose way to model and practice good listening skills, while students become aware and improve communications skills that affect relationships with their peers.
If you want a Spanish or Arabic version, simply click on the link right from the home page.
The creators of this website worked in partnership with The University of Illinois Extension and the National Center for Conflict Resolution Education.

tag(s): conflict resolution (8), listening (91), point of view (9)

In the Classroom

Start by clicking on the Teacher's Guide to explore the introduction, activities, and resources. Caution: Do not start by clicking on the link Click here to begin. This takes you to a video that you may choose to use later, but is appropriate for third grade level. Use the materials in their ready-to-go format or adapt them to meet your objectives. Many of the activities may be started as a whole class lesson by displaying them on the whiteboard and then follow through by having students working in groups and sharing their results. This is an excellent opportunity to group students together who do not usually choose to work with each other. Therefore, it might set the stage at the beginning of the school year for setting up cooperative groups.
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