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.
Book: Words Are Not for Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick
What are helpful words? How do they make you feel?
Helpful words are words that make you feel good. They make it easier to do what you are doing. They make you feel happy or proud.
What are hurtful words? How do they make you feel?
Hurtful words are words that don’t make you feel good. They make it harder to do what you are doing. They make you feel angry, sad, or annoyed.
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?
making it easier to do a job or feel good
causing harm, problems, or sadness