Expectation Two – Middle School

Culture Connection

Life Principle:

- Showing or Feeling Honor

Quote:Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The Golden Rule


Teacher: "Do unto others"
Students: "as you would have them do unto you."

Sign Language

Hand Sign for Expectation #2

Use sign for Respect:
With right hand
make letter ‘R’; ‘R’ hand arcs in and down
near forehead.


LEXICON: 4 Steps: (Leader may use one of the following methods:

  1. Student leader finds the word in a dictionary.
  2. Provide individual dictionaries.
  3. Display dictionary page on interactive board.
  4. Access on media device.
    1. Write the word.
    2. Define the word.
    3. Find synonyms.
    4. Find antonyms.

Word Wall Vocabulary: sarcasm, irony

Note: Reference Lexicon Resource

Vocabulary (P 8,11)

“Vocab on the Move”

  1. Make cards of vocabulary words.
  2.  Tape one to each student’s back.
  3.  Directions: Walk around the room and ask your classmates.

    What is a synonym for me?

    What is an antonym for me?

    Give me an example of me.

    Give me an example of something I’m not.

    What is a definition of me.

  4. Use your clues to figure out your vocabulary word.


Introductory Activity

Materials: Copies of "The Wooden Bowl"

or view video via weblink: "The Wooden Bowl"

Do a brief Pair Share identifying the moral of the story.


Use ‘HAND’Y Curriculum
instructions to identify the Who, When, Where, What, How, and an example of Expectation #2 being demonstrated.

Cooperative Learning

Pair Share: (P 3,5,6)

  1. If students are seated on floor: Designate ‘elbow buddies’.
  2. If students are seated at tables: Assign table partner.
  3. If students are standing: Have students walk around and on a designated signal, find a partner near them. Those students without a partner raise their hands and find one.
  4. Have pairs share with each other, then with other pairs, other teams, or the entire group.

Writing Activity

Select two of the following literary elements and write the language in the text that supports them.

* Character/s *Setting *Resolution *Theme *Style

* Structure *Tone *Point of view *Conflict *Plot

Brain Break

 Brain Break  Celebration


Some of the online videos have brief advertisements attached at the beginning that may be inappropriate for viewing by students and need to be cued before showing.