Student Verbal and Physical Problems Among Peers
Marta T. Colomer
P. S. 129
Students form friendships in school. You have seen many students becoming friends at P. S. 129. Students often encounter verbal and physical conflicts with one another, even among friends. Students need certain social skills to be able to make friends. When students have trouble making friends it can affect their emotions and self-esteem. As a result, they can feel sad and lonely, making them unable to enjoy school.
You have been assigned to a Student Review Safety Team to investigate this problem. Your team will examine the current school policies that address this issue, and make recommendations to improve on student behavior.
Students will work in small groups. Each team will develop a PowerPoint presentation based on their research that helps identify the problem, examine the causes, and make recommendations to improve on the current policies related to student conflict and confrontations. Your safety team with follow the Public Policy Analysis steps to assist you with your conclusions.
You will use the PPA format to document your information:
How to Be a Good Friend: Teaching Guide: Being Friends - Character Education - Social …
Kids Friendships: Kids Health
Reading, discussion and analysis of the book A Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes in the classroom.
PowerPoint Rubric: Rubric PowerPoint Presentation
Poster Rubric: Poster
In conclusion, what does it take to for students to make and keep friendships and avoid verbal and physical problems among peers?
ELA and Social Studies Standards: RL.3.1, 4.1; RL.3.3, 4.3; RI.126.96.36.199; W.3.1, 4.1; W.3.7. 4.7; SL.3.1, 4.1; SL.3.4, 4.4; L.3.1, 4.1