3rd Grade

lesson 5

approximate time 10-15 Minutes

The Power of Words

Pair and Share

3 Minutes

Find a partner near you. Please review the saying...

Sticks and Stones may break my Bones but words can never hurt me.

Have you ever heard this before?

Do you think this is true?

Can words hurt you?

Classroom Discussion

8 Minutes

Teacher please review the scenario below. Use the guided questions to help the students experience empathy for Sam.

Sam loves a website where he can play in a virtual world and chat with other players. Lately, Sam has been playing in a new area. He started receiving some mean messages from the other players.


1. How would you feel if you were Sam reading those messages? I would feel...

2. Why do you think people send these kinds of messages to people they don't know? People send these kinds of messages because...

3.What advice would you give Sam to respond to this situation? Remember S-T-O-P


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