Positive self-talk is an inner dialogue that we have with ourselves that makes us feel confident and good about our lives. It helps us look on the bright side, make good choices, and pick ourselves up when we are feeling down. It also reminds us that failure is a part of life and we can’t let things or people bring us down. Positive talk is not easy to come by, and it is important to teach children about its benefits at a young age. For this activity, students are given a variety of negative self-talk examples. They must complete the self-talk chart, turning negative words into positive words. Teachers may also choose to give students a blank template and ask them to come up with their own examples of negative self-talk to turn positive. The provided example includes 2 situations, but the teacher may add more.
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Objective: Complete the self talk chart, turning negative self-talk into positive self-talk.
Grade Level 3-4
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards
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