Negotiating a New Cabin Companion in Mr. Know All

CREATED BY
Liron Katz

 

OBJECTIVES

  1. Students will be able to understand the perspective of different characters in the story.
  2. Students will be able to negotiate a cabin exchange for the narrator.
  3. Students will practice their speaking skills.
  4. Students will be able to prepare themselves to a negotiation by filling a table of interests (Pathways’ negotiation preparation sheet).

 

TIME REQUIRED IN CLASSROOM

90 minutes

 

LEAD-IN / PREP

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7ko1FtEKUk

 

ACTIVITIES

  1. Students are divided into pairs (one represents the narrator and the other represents Mr. Kelada).
  2. Each student is given a scenario sheet.
  3. Each student is given a negotiation preparation sheet in order to list:
    1. Known information about the character
    2. "why"
    3. His/ her interests
    4. Area of flexibility/options
    5. Possible outcomes
  4. In pairs, students will lead a negotiation over the cabin exchange.
  5. Each pair will present its interests and achievements (or lack of).

 

VOCABULARY / GRAMMAR

agenda, interest, needs, concerns, goals, motivation, bargening, options, agreement, cooperation, partner, achieving goals, resolution, BATNA.

 

 ASSESSMENT

  1. Each pair will submit two negotiation preparation sheets.
  2. Each pair will present their characters:
    • Given information from the story
    • The character's "why"
    • The character's interests
    • The outcome of their negotiation

 

REFLECTION

Each student records a 2 minute reflection video about his/her experience while considering the following:

  1. His/her thoughts about the topic of the activity (negotiating a cabin exchange with a character from a literary text).
  2. About the preparation stage (completing a negotiation sheet)
  3. His/her feelings while negotiation:
  4. Was I prepared? Was I a confident negotiator? Was I satisfied with the results? Did I use the targeted vocabulary? Did this activity contribute to my negotiation skills?
  5. Presenting in class: Was I confident speaking in English? Did I use the targeted vocabulary? Did it contribute to my public speaking skills?
  6. What would I do differently?

 

* Each reflection will be sent by WhatsApp to the teacher.

 

* Download PDF for Scenario Sheets 


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