INTRODUCE OTHERS 5.11
Goal: To improve social-relationship skills
Objective(s): The student will be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to introduce others.
1. Decide if you should make a formal or informal introduction.
2. Make the introduction two ways. (Rose, I'd like you to meet Mark. Mark, meet Rose.)
3. Say something that will help the people get a conversation started. (Social Skills Strategy Book - SSSA p.161 )
Definition: Introducing others is when you tell two or more people each others' names.
Rationale: It is important to introduce others as a courtesy, and as a way of helping people feel comfortable.
• Use this skill when new people join a group or when a new group is forming.
• Describe two types of introductions, formal and informal, and three steps for introducing people to each other. (SSSA, p. 161)
Set the Stage:
• Use cartoon illustrating the appropriate and inappropriate ways of introducing two people. Use for a discussion of why one way is better than the other and what happens when a person doesn't introduce someone. (SSSA, p. 162)
Model/Role-play with Feedback
• Four situations are given. Students must write (in talk bubbles) the words they would use to make the introductions. After they have been checked, use them for roleplaying. (SSSA, p. 163)
• Introduce a friend and your parent.
• Introduce a new student to a friend of yours.
• Introduce your parent to your teacher.
• Introduce your little brother to one of your friends.
Application with Feedback
• Have students ask five questions about introducing people. Students could do independently, then discuss their answers. (SSSA, p. 164)
• Give students written review questions about introducing two people to each other. (SSSA, p. 165)
• Send homework note to parents describing the skill and asking them to evaluate their child's use of the skills through informal observation or observation of a suggested role play. (SSSA, p. 160)