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Destructive/Constructive Communication

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.


Help the students learn to send I-messages and to identify constructive and destructive communication.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 2 Standard 1

Identify various types of communication styles.

"Let's Communicate" is part of the Curriculum Guide.


Background For Teachers:
The textbook used is, "Strengthening Family and Self" published by Goodheart-Willcox.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Practive using I-messges. Identify types of destructive communication: blaming, interrupting, endless fighting, character assassinatin, calling in reinforcements and withdrawal. Identify types of constructive communication: I-messages, clarifying, timing, asking quesitons, reflective listening, respect, consideration, and avoid anger.

Instructional Procedures:
Journal, text, hammer & nails, role play, and State Performance #6 assignment.

Assessment Plan:

Web Sites

    Go to the UEN lesson plans folder and click on the lesson topic. This quiz might include questions that do not apply to the subject (they were from my concurrent enrollment textbook reading). You'll need to delete these questions.


Created Date :
Jul 02 2003 17:20 PM