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Refusal Skills Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students to learn how to say 'NO' and mean it. This lesson plan gives tips and techniques for applying refusal skills. After learning, students apply concepts with a creative activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define key terms related to refusal skills
  • explain strategies for applying refusal skills
  • create a poster to advocate for using refusal skills

Length:

1 to 1.5 hours

Materials

  • Chart paper or poster board
  • Art supplies

Key Vocabulary

  • Refusal skills
  • Triggers
  • Direct social pressure
  • Indirect social pressure
  • Refusal skill techniques

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

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