3rd Grade, Research and Inquiry Activities
2. Read the sample I-Message. How would you respond if a friend said this to you? Would you want to talk to him or her about the problem? Why or why not?
3. At the bottom of the I-Message description, you should see a drawing of a pencil and paper. Click on the link next to this drawing to get to the I-Message worksheet.
4. Go to the drop-down menu under "File" and click on "Print" to print a copy of the worksheet.
5. Think of a problem you have with a friend or family member, and complete the worksheet to discover the best way to speak to him or her about it. If you can't think of a problem you have right now, you may use a problem that you had in the past.
6. Why is it better to make "I" statements than to accuse someone of doing something wrong?
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