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Social Skills Activities: Polite Wording

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Social Skills: Polite Wording

This straightforward worksheet works on listener presupposition and perspective taking skills. It begins with a written discussion of thinking about your listener before speaking and why it’s important to modify your requests and comments in order to get the best results. It provides examples of polite phrases to add to requests and opinion statements, followed by several sentences for which students can incorporate those phrases. The activity gives students practice at modifying their wording while considering their listeners.

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