Knowing how to accept compliments is a key social skill that lets students build and maintain friendships. In this lesson, students will understand what accepting a compliment should look like and what it shouldn't look like. The lesson provides scaffolded instruction, multiple practice activities, and opportunities for reflection. The engaging winter-themed resource will help target key social emotional skills while connecting with students.
- 3-Step Mini-Lesson on Accepting Compliments. This mini-lesson provides different options so you can differentiate for your students’ skills and ages. It also provides more activities than would typically be covered within a lesson to help you reinforce skills later and have more choice in the structure of your lesson.
- Anchor Charts: Don’t Reject or Deflect, Accept, Ways We Deflect and Reject, How to Accept a Compliment, Responses to Compliments
- Compliment Response Sort: Sorting Mat and Snowball Responses (Accept Responses, Deflect/Reject Responses, and Blank)
- Accepting Compliments Worksheet
- Revise a Deflect/Reject Response
- Compliment Reflection Journal Page
- Follow-Up Class Activity Suggestions
- Accepting Compliments Sentence Stems
- Exit Tickets
This resource is for classroom teachers, school counselors, or other school staff looking to integrate social-emotional learning into the classroom. It can be used as a whole group, small group, or individual lesson.
This lesson could easily be used for students who need explicit instruction and additional practice with social pragmatics.