Gossip and Rumors Lesson: How to Deal with Gossip and Rumors Counseling Activity

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Gossip and Rumors Counseling Lesson - This classroom counseling lesson plan will help students in grades 4-6 understand what gossip and rumors are and how to positively address them. This lesson is intended for tier 1 whole class instruction for awareness surrounding gossip and rumors. Students will complete an experiential activity to discuss what it's like when stories are repeated that aren't accurate, review example scenarios, discuss the harm and impact of gossip, and practice demonstrating positive ways to deal with gossip and rumors.

What's included:

  • Detailed, scripted lesson plan
  • Slides (PPT file, can be opened in Google Slides by uploading to your Google Drive)
  • Small group activity printable (BW)
  • Visuals to distribute or hang at school (Color and BW)


Q: Do I need extra materials?

A: You'll need pencils, paper, scissors, and resealable bags.

Q: How long will this take?

A: I did this lesson in a 45-minute block with my 5th grade students. All students are different.

Q: Can I use this in small groups or with an individual student?

A: Absolutely!

Q: Can I use this in Google Slides?

A: Yes. Simply drag and drop the PPT file to your Google Drive.

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