ERIC Number: ED235112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Kids and Manners - A Ticket to Success. Kindergarten-6th.
Cunningham, Patricia; And Others
Arranged into six parts, the booklet offers practical and motivating techniques for teaching elementary school students the basic rules of etiquette. The areas of general etiquette, cleanliness, introductions, table manners, telephoning, and thank you notes are included. Each section contains simple guidelines on how to act and react in social situations, classroom activities for practicing good manners, and reproducible student pages for compilation into a "Student Manner's Book." Each section contains a quiz on manners which is arranged according to difficulty. Activities in the student pages require students to (1) categorize specific rules of behavior as to whether they are based upon custom, consideration, or common sense, (2) write letters asking for free information or pamphlets relating to cleanliness and health, (3) practice introductions, (4) arrange table items into appropriate place settings, and (5) rewrite incorrectly shown telephone messages and thank you notes correctly. Other suggested classroom activities include making posters showing good manners, inviting resource people in to discuss topics related to cleanliness, taping students role-playing introductions, examining menus, listing the do's and don'ts of telephoning, and writing notes to other students thanking them for something nice they have done. In addition, sections contain examples and illustrations which can be easily duplicated for student use. (LH)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Education, Hygiene, Individual Activities, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Self Care Skills, Social Behavior, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Telephone Usage Instruction, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.