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Grade: Middle
Subject: other

#2547. Communication2

other, level: Middle
Posted Wed Apr 3 07:59:49 PST 2002 by Tandy Baid (
Page County, Luray, VA
Materials Required: see below
Activity Time: 30
Concepts Taught: see below

Middle School Curriculum-

Program Objetive and Goal- Learn how to be an effective listener and communicator through the
use of one-way communication. The activity allows for no questioning or clarification and only
one person speaking.
Materials Needed: Picture cards (enough for the whole class when they are seated with a partner),
paper and a pen/pencil.

Procedure and Assessment:
1. Explain that one way communication involves one person speaking and there is no give and
take. No questions can be asked and it usually results in misinterpretation.
2. Ask one person to be the communicator and the other to be the drawer.
3. Instruct the drawer to listen carefully, but no speaking or peeking. They can not even ask for
something to be repeated.
4. When finished, ask members to show their pictures. Were any close to the picture on the card.
What frustrations did they experience? Why is one way communication ineffective? Did you fell
like you were being talked at and not to?
5. Repeat with the next pictures

Expected Outcomes:
To experience the difficulties that arise from using one way communication.
Understand the frustration of one way communication
Realize two way communication is more effective