Get your free PDF download of the scripted role-play called “Sam self-mentors versus psychological warfare.” Just scroll down near the end of this article for the free download link.
This is one of several anger management role-plays appropriate for middle school students that teaches anti-bullying and anger management concepts.
What is the role-play about? You can watch the slideshow to find out. You can also read the description below.
Anger Management role-play description: Here is a story scenario you can use to help teach about Anger Triggers, Anger Cues, and Anger Management techniques. The story is called “Sam Self-Mentors rather than giving in to Psychological Warfare.”
Sam was overwhelmed. Due to his Dad’s drinking and rage, Mr. Duncan lost his job, his wife, and moved his son to a new town. Adding to all the other losses, Sam’s new best friend Drew deserted him to join Shawn’s gang. What will Sam do now that Shawn and his gang are starting to play their psychological warfare games on him?
Note to the teacher: In addition to the role-play, you can also read it in story form. You might want to read the story to the class first and then have the class act out the role-play. Here’s the link:
- Story link: Sam self-mentors versus psychological warfare
Teacher Says or Asks: We will now act out the role-play based on the last story you just heard called “Sam self-mentors versus psychological warfare.”
The role-play features six guy actors: Sam, Mr. Campbell – the Communication Skills teacher, John, Stu, Drew, and Sam’s Dad.
The role-play also features five girl actors: Tracy, Kim, Mrs. Clarkson, Amanda, and Emily.
Sam and Mr. Campbell have really big parts. Sam’s Dad and Mrs. Clarkson have really small parts. The rest of the characters have medium-sized parts.
The rest of the class will take turns reading the parts of Narrator 1 and Narrator 2.
Who is interested in playing these roles? (Either pull names or accept eager student volunteers.)
Other lesson plan links that go with the story
Here are the other lesson plan links that go with this story:
- Middle school lesson plan: Sam Self-Mentors versus Psychological Warfare
- Section 1: Lesson Objectives
- Section 2: K-W-L MODEL discussion (‘K’ and ‘W’ questions)
- Section 3: Vocabulary
- Section 4: Story
- Section 5: Popcorn Review
- Section 6: Role-Play
- Section 7: Bloom’s Taxonomy discussion questions
- Section 8: Writing assignment
- Section 9: K-W-L MODEL discussion (‘L’ questions)
Free scripted role-play PDF download link
To get the free scripted role-play PDF download link, click the link below. You can download the role-play to your computer, print it off, and duplicate it for the students in your class.
- Free PDF role-play link: Sam self-mentors versus psychological warfare
A paper-saving suggestion
To save paper, you might only want to duplicate ten copies of the role-play and then have your students share the script between them. If you have an overhead projector or some way to project the role-play from the slideshow onto the wall or screen, you could save paper altogether.
Other anger management role-play slideshow links
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Other fight or flight role-play slideshow links
- Role-play slideshow: Tyler chooses between Dennis and Shawn’s gang
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- Role-play slideshow: Bully Jake and Eddie
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- Role-play slideshow: The Mouse Mother
Other basic needs role-play slideshow links
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Other self-mentoring role-play slideshow links
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Other perception role-play slideshow links
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