Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
Getting to Know You


Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity

by Susan Morris, Roxann Laird and Debra Smith


Getting to Know You

Standards Addressed
  • 13.2.3 A Evaluate Formal and Informal Introduction Techniques
Brief Overview The student will learn and practice introduction techniques in both formal and informal settings.
Grade Level 3rd
Content Area(s) Language Arts
Other standards supported
  • 13.1.3A, 13.3.3C
  • RWSL 1.6 A, C, D, E
Prep Time 30 minutes
Implementation Time Three, 30-minute sessions
Learning Objectives Students will be able to successfully introduce him/herself both formally and informally.
Materials Needed
  • Rubric for Basic Introduction Components
  • Paper
  • Pencil
Detailed Activity Steps
  1. Compare and contrast formal and informal introduction.
  2. Discuss basic components of a formal and informal introduction.
  3. Model effective formal and informal introduction.
  4. Introduce and discuss rubric.
  5. Compose an informal introduction of self. (To a prospective friend)
  6. Compose a formal introduction of self. (To the class)
  7. Demonstrate orally, formal and informal introductions.
Theory basis Holland Theory, Super Theory
Evaluation/Assessment Rubric for Effective Introduction
Include components such as eye contact, body language, handshake, proper grammar, etc.
Comments Generate a rubric for basic components of formal and informal introductions prior to the activity.
Enhancement Activities Have students observe and evaluate another introduction using the Rubric for Effective Formal and Informal introductions. Use a TV show, radio show, assembly, etc.
Adaptation for at risk kids None

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