Petaluma City Schools

Secondary Common Core Lesson Template

Lesson Plan

Title Before I hit “send”…..
Author and School Connie Williams, Teacher Librarian
Strategies adapted from ELL LT strategies;
Grade Level/Subject Elementary grades 3-6
Adaptable to all grades
Lesson Overview Students will learn about how once a message
leaves their device, it is out of their hands.
Students will understand strategies that they can
use for positive communication online and in
person.
Content Objectives:
(Standards)
Students will define important vocabulary
that can be used in talking about online
relationships.
They will learn strategies that can help
them stay positive online

Common Core
Standard:
http://www.cde.ca.
gov/re/cc


Language Objectives:
● the language functions
related to the topic of the
lesson (e.g., justify,
hypothesize)
● vocabulary essential to a
student being able to fully
participate in the lesson (e.g.,
axis, locate, graph)
● language learning
strategies to aid in
comprehension (e.g,
questioning, making
predictions).
Some of these are review; others new:
TAKE 5
Trusted friend
Trusted adult
Respect
Kindness
“Grandma rule”
Reputation
Digital
technology
Essential Question(s): How do I want to communicate with others?
English Language Learner Strategies :
SIOP Adapted
Preparation
__ Adaptation of
Content
__ Links to Background
__ Links to past learning
__ Learning
strategies
incorporated
Scaffolding
__ Modeling
__ Guided practice
__ Independent
practice
__ Comprehensible
Input
Grouping Options
__ Whole class
__ Small groups
Partners
Individual
Integration of
Process
__ Reading
__ Writing
__ Speaking
__ Listening
Application
__ Hands--on
__ Meaningful
__ Linked to Objectives
__ Promotes
engagement
Assessment
__ Individual
__ Group
__ Written
__ Oral


Procedures

Include an Into, Through,
Beyond, and
Assessments of
Objectives
















1. On small strips of paper write each of the
following statements [below].
2. put each statement into a small paper cup.
3. hand each student one paper cup.
4. Tell students:
Today we‟re going to learn about ways to stay
positive online – Why do you think it‟s important to
stay positive? [aim for answers like: I‟d rather read
positive things, I want people to think well of me, I
know that others can see what I write so I want to
have them be positive. ]
5. We’re going to play a little game called
“Coffee Klatch”. A Coffee Klatch is a gathering
of people they used to do a long time ago –
people would get together to just chat “talk over
a good cup of coffee”. Today we’re going to
have our own “coffee klatch” using lemonade
[or water, or juice]. Each of you has a strip of
paper with part of a sentence on it, and a cup.
Take out the strip of paper. Come get a little
juice and then locate the person who has the






Include meaningful
activities that integrate
lesson concepts



other side of the statement on your paper. Be
careful not to spill! When you have found your
partner, I want you to find a seat together and
discuss the statement and what it means. Be
prepared to share out your word or phrase, and
it’s meaning.

Give them 10-15 minutes.
1. A TRUSTED FRIEND is
2. someone I know I can trust to support me
3. THE GRANDMA RULE is
4. a rule that reminds me that what I post online
should be something I am proud of.
5. TAKE 5 means
6. I should think for a few minutes – maybe longer -
before I post something emotional online.
7. EDIT means
8. I should re-read my post or email before I send it
so I can look for good spelling, grammar and that my
thoughts are clearly stated.
9. REPUTATION is
10. how people view me and the actions I take.
11. A TRUSTED ADULT
12. an adult in my life I know that I can talk with to
help me sort out my questions and thoughts.
13. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES include
14. all kinds of devices that I can use to
communicate. Examples are cell phones,
computers, and tablets.
15. RESPECT means
16. I allow others the right to be who they are.
17. KINDNESS means
18. I will treat others with generosity, friendliness,
and consideration.
19. EMPATHY is the
20. ability to recognize and understand the
feelings of others
21. TARGET is
22. someone who is „aimed‟ at by others
23 VICTIM is
24. someone who is repeatedly targeted



choose the number of items that match the number
of students in your class. If you have less students
than the numbers here, choose the words/definitions
that might be needed for your class.
Feel free to change words to others that might be
useful for your class.
At this point – we‟re not talking about bullying – only
staying positive online.



6. Meet back and share out. Write the words as they
are shared. Discuss briefly with the class their
meanings.

7. Tell class that they are now going to put those
words into action. Create working groups of 5
students.

8. Tell students:
Your job now is to create a short play that addresses
the solutions to this scenario. You are going to
share it with the class. You will be given 10 minutes
to come up with a solution, a reason for this solution,
and the characters who each play a part.

Here‟s a couple of scenarios. You may use them all,
use only one, or make up one that might be useful
for your class.

1. Darla and her best friend Stacy are at the mall
when they see Stacy‟s boyfriend Bob holding hands
with another girl. He doesn‟t see them. Stacy is
mad. She knows the other girl from another class at
school. She is really mad. She wants Bob to know.

2. Darla and Stacy are online together looking at
some conversation that others are having on their
google drive. Darla doesn‟t like what someone said.

3. Bob and his friend Stan had a party at the park
with several friends. One of their friends took a
picture of Julie in an unflattering pose. He sent it to
both Bob and Stan.

4. Darla‟s mom got angry at Darla for forgetting to
take out the garbage for the 2
nd
week in a row and
grounded her for a weekend. Darla is so angry at
her mom. She wants to tell someone about it – she
thinks her mom is unfair. After all she had lots of
homework to do.



9. Have students share their strategies. Discuss
useful ways to communicate. Discuss alternative
ways to those presented.
10. Have students record their understanding of the
terms and responses in their cybersafety journal.








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