Tape Recorder Fight Role Play


Student 1: Wants to use the tape recorder
Student 2: Is using the tape recorder

Scene: A classroom

Student 1: Quick! I've got to use the tape recorder!

Student 2: But I'm using it now. I'm listening to this story.

Student 1: That's not important. We need it for this play we're doing.

Student 2: Can I be in the play?

Student 1: No-we already have enough people. There's no room for you.

Student 2: (pauses) I'm using the tape recorder.

Student 1: Don't be a jerk! You can listen to that story anytime. We really need it now!

Student 2: So do I.

Student 1: No you don't. See if I do anything for you ever again. You slob! You pig! You jerk!

Student 2: Oh! I'm telling on you!

Student 1: I'm telling on you too, creep face!

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Excerpted from Elementary Perspectives: Teaching Concepts of Peace and Conflict by William J. Kreidler.

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