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Lesson 4

Objective

Identify the difference between helpful words and hurtful words by asking and answering questions about key details in a text.

Generate a list of helpful words to use in the classroom.

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Target Task

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

What are helpful words? How do they make you feel?

What are hurtful words? How do they make you feel?

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Key Questions

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  • What are helpful words? How do helpful words make you feel?

  • What are hurtful words? How do hurtful words make you feel?

  • Everyone makes mistakes. How can you fix the mistake of using a hurtful word?

  • What can you do if someone says hurtful words to you?

  • The author says: “Your words are important. If you think before you speak, you can use your words well.” What does the author mean?

Vocabulary

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helpful     (adj.)

making it easier to do a job or feel good

hurtful     (adj.)

causing harm, problems, or sadness

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Common Core Standards

  • L.K.4.b — Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word.

  • RL.K.1 — With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • RL.K.3 — With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.