Resolving Situations

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Length of Time
1 hour

In this lesson, students will read about two situations. In each situation, the characters experience some type of problem.

Students will write out how they would resolve the situation if they experienced the same thing in their lives.


Students will learn:
How to resolve situations
How to apply what they read and write to their lives

Materials Needed

The worksheet I have included in this lesson plan
Pencils and Erasers or Pens and Whiteouts


First, you will copy the worksheet I have included in this lesson so that each student can have a copy.

Then, you will present a situation to the class to see how they would resolve the problem.

For example, you could tell them this situation:

Susie and Carrie played on the swings, and Candy came along and said, "I want on. Let me have the swing."

"No. We are on the swings," Susie replied.

"I want it now," Candy yelled, as she pulled Susie off the swing. After that, you would have the students say how they would resolve this situation.

Finally, you can pass out the worksheet so the students can complete them independently. Worksheet - Resolving Problems

Directions: For each question, you need to write out how you would resolve the problem that the characters experienced.

1. Billy and Tommy

Billy and Tommy played with the basketball. Within a few minutes, Ron and Steve came up and wanted the basketball, but Billy and Tommy wouldn't give it to them because they had it.

Billy and Tommy continued to play with the ball, but when Steve had a chance, he grabbed the ball and ran with it. Ron followed Steve so they could play.

Billy and Tommy became upset and ran after them. Then, the four boys got into a fight.

How would you have done this situation differently so they wouldn't have fought?

2. Susie and Karen

Susie and Karen played together, and then Karen left to play with Mindy. Susie became hurt and upset when Karen got up and left.

Susie went over to Karen and Mindy and knocked their toys over. Susie went off by herself and cried.

How could Susie have handled this situation better?


You can grade the students on how they resolved the situation and if their comments seemed like a good solution.

You can also grade the students on their sentence structure, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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