Positive Statements About Others Objective: Students will be able to make positive statements about others. 6th Grade Option 1 Introduce the skill and read the steps orally. Pair the students. Give them three minutes to list the emotions felt when someone says something positive to them. Share lists orally. Option 2 Review the skill & steps. List the words below on the board and discuss how each word relates to the skill. praise compliment self esteem accomplishment valid enthusiastic sincere sarcastic 7th Grade Option 1 Review the skill & steps orally. Emphasize the last step. Have students list other comments that would invalidate a positive statement. Share & discuss. Option 2 Review skill steps orally. Have each student write 3 positive statements about peers in their class. Encourage the students to share the positive statement with that person! Positive Statement About Others 1. Try to notice or find out positive things or events about others. Use a clear, enthusiastic tone of voice. 3. Praise a specific trait or ability of the other person, or congratulate him/her on a recent accomplishment. 4. Don't say anything that would invalidate your compliment, such as "Its about time…" Giving Compliments 1. Look at the person. 2. Smile. 3. Speak clearly and enthusiastically. 4. Tell the person exactly what you like.