Subject: Chess Club
1. Topic-
Chess Club Group
2. Content-
Students will learn to play chess while developing important social skills.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will learn the game of chess
2. Students will be models for each other in learning skills such as impulse control, planning ahead and good sportsmanship
3. Provide a set time for students to have a positive interaction with the school counselor
4. Objectives-
1. Ninety percent of the time, students will keep hands off the table while they are not making a move
2. Students will not brag or taunt their opponent
3. Students will be able to play chess and decide on moves by themselves 80 percent of the time
5. Materials and Aids-
Chess boards and pieces
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Students will discuss with the school counselor the purpose of chess club
2. Students will come up with rules for chess club
3. Students will be reminded that chess club is a reward and their inclusion depends on their behavior in the classroom and completion of tasks

B. Development-

1. School counselor will introduce the rules of chess
2. Each piece's function will be explained
3. School counselor will set up the chess board correctly

C. Practice-

1. Students will be paired up and asked to set up their own chess board
2. Students will begin to play chess with each other and allowed to ask questions of the school counselor
3. Novice chess players will be paired with experienced chess players

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will be given time each group meeting to practice chess
2. School counselor will monitor group to make sure hands are off the table and no taunting is taking place
3. The player who wins will lay their King down to symbolize that the game is not about winning

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Students are allowed to ask questions while they are learning the game
2. Novice chess players will be paired with a student who can teach them the game
3. Different language and terms will be used for different grade levels

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Observe to make sure that students are understanding the game
2. Ask at beginning of each session if the students remember the rules of the group
3. Allow students to set up their own chess board at the beginning of each session without a review

G. Closure-

1. Have each student lay their King down and shake hands with their opponent
2. Place figures in zip-lock bag and place chess board in its box
7. Evaluation-
1. Ask teachers for input on how each student's classroom behavior has changed or if it has
2. Provide a post group assessment

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