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Knowing how to accept compliments is a critical social skill that lets students build and maintain friendships. In this lesson, students will understand what receiving a compliment should look like and shouldn't. The lesson provides scaffolded instruction, multiple practice activities, and opportunities for reflection. The engaging winter-themed resource will help target essential 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 offers 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.
Compliment sort - Students sort ways someone may accept a compliment.
How to Accept a Compliment Worksheet
Revise a Deflect/Reject Response Worksheet
Visuals:Don't Reject or Deflect, Accept - Ways We Deflect and Reject Compliments - How to Accept a Compliment, and Responses to Compliments
Compliment Reflection Journal Page
Follow-Up Class Activity Suggestions
Accepting Compliments Sentence Stems
This resource is for 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.