Lesson Plan

Body Language

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When it comes to learning a language and literacy, understanding nonverbal communication is often as important as verbal communication. An interactive body language activity incorporates role play to demonstrate the difference between different types of nonverbal communication. Engaging discussion questions follow to help support the relevance of the activity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a few role-play scenarios to introduce the different types of body language
  • Show a picture of a person or a video clip (without audio) and analyze body language
Classroom Considerations
  • Use folded slips of paper instead of index cards to make the adjectives easier to pull out of a container
  • Encourages active participation through a role-play activity
  • Contains many high-quality discussion questions
  • Requires a basic understanding of body language before the activity begins