Get your free PDF download of the scripted role-play called “Goofy Jane.” Just scroll down near the end of this article for the free download link.
This is one of several Communication Skills role-plays appropriate for middle school students that teaches anti-bullying techniques and strategies to utilize good communication skills techniques.
What is the role-play about? You can watch the slideshow to find out. You can also read the description below.
Communication Skills role-play description: Here is a story scenario you can use to help teach about the need for using good communication skills when interacting with other people. This comic story called “Goofy Jane” demonstrates the pitfalls that can happen when you do not follow the simple rules of being a good communicator.
Eighteen-year-old Jane is training to be a singer, dancer, and actress so she can become a Hollywood movie star. She nearly blows her chance to fulfill her dream as she breaks every communication skill rule with a Hollywood agent by the name of Mr. Headworthy. Read the role-play called “Goofy Jane” to find out what happens.
Teacher Says or Asks: We will now act out the role-play based on the last story you just heard called “Goofy Jane.”
The role-play features one guy actor: Mr. Headworthy.
The role-play also features two girl actors: Goofy Jane and Jane’s mother.
All three actors have big parts.
The rest of the class will take turns reading the parts of Narrator 1 and Narrator 2.
Who is interested in playing these roles? (Either pull names or accept eager student volunteers.)
Other lesson plan links that go with the story
Here are the other lesson plan links that go with this story:
- Middle school lesson plan: Goofy Jane
- Section 1: Lesson Objectives
- Section 2: K-W-L MODEL discussion (‘K’ and ‘W’ questions)
- Section 3: Vocabulary
- Section 4: Role-Play
- Section 5: Popcorn Review
- Section 6: Bloom’s Taxonomy discussion questions
- Section 7: 13 skits to teach good communication techniques
- Printable skit #1 student directions: Eye Contact
- Printable skit #2 student directions: Good observations
- Printable skit #3 student directions: Body language
- Printable skit #4 student directions: Good listener
- Printable skit #5 student directions: Turn-taking
- Printable skit #6 student directions: The way you speak
- Printable skit #7 student directions: Stay on the subject
- Printable skit #8 student directions: Normal volume
- Printable skit #9 student directions: Normal pitch
- Printable skit #10 student directions: Clear speech
- Printable skit #11 student directions: Rate of speech
- Printable skit #12 student directions: Adequate distance
- Printable skit #13 student directions: Don’t fidget
- Section 8: Writing assignment
- Section 9: K-W-L MODEL discussion (‘L’ questions)
- Bonus: Role-play slideshow: Goofy Jane (See above article and slideshow role-play.)
- Bonus: Printable anti-bullying worksheet: Write about ‘Goofy Jane’
Free scripted role-play PDF download link
To get the free scripted role-play PDF download link, click the link below. You can download the role-play to your computer, print it off, and duplicate it for the students in your class.
- Free PDF role-play link: Goofy Jane
A paper-saving suggestion
To save paper, you might only want to duplicate ten copies of the role-play and then have your students share the script between them. If you have an overhead projector or some way to project the role-play from the slideshow onto the wall or screen, you could save paper altogether.
For your viewing pleasure, please enjoy the video called “How to Improve Your Communication Skills.”
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