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Destructive/Constructive Communication

Main Core Tie

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 2 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 70 minutes each




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


"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


    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: 07/02/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018