Social Skills Activities for Special Children

Social Skills Activities for Special Children
Second Edition
Elementary
8.5x11
Pages: 
458
ISBN: 
978-0-87628-868-9
Item Number:
8277
Price:$32.99

Overview

For grades K-5, this volume ontains over 160 ready-to-use lessons and reproducible worksheets to help children become aware of acceptable social behavior and develop proficiency in acquiring basic social skills. Each lesson places a specific skill within the context of a real-life situation. The lesson guides students to think about the social skill and why it is important. It also provides a hands-on activity for students to work through, discuss, and practice in school and at home.

Table of Contents

Part One: Accepting Rules and Authority at School

  • PARENT LETTERS
  • STORY: “MRS. TRYIT’S IDEAS”

1—Understanding the Teacher’s Role/h4>
  • 1.1 My Teacher Is a Person!
  • 1.2 School Rules Are Different from Home Rules
  • 1.3 Different Ways of Learning
  • 1.4 Showing Respect for Your Teacher
  • 1.5 Doing What the Teacher Asks
  • 1.6 When the Teacher Leaves the Room
  • 1.7Getting the Teacher’s Attention
  • 1.8 Complaining About Work
  • 1.9 Arguing with the Teacher
  • 1.10 Notes Have to Make It Home
  • 1.11 When the Teacher Is Talking
  • 1.12 Teacher-Pleasing Behaviors
  • 1.13 When Your Teacher Has a Bad Day
  • 1.14 Having Fun, But Knowing When to Stop
  • Classroom Tips for Understanding the Teacher’s Role

2—Classroom Rules and Responsibilities/h4>
  • 2.1 Entering the Classroom
  • 2.2 Morning Agenda
  • 2.3 Paying Attention to the Task
  • 2.4 Talking to Your Neighbor
  • 2.5 Oops, Wrong Assignment
  • 2.6 Complying with Instructions Right Away
  • 2.7 Saying “I Can’t”
  • 2.8 Appropriate and Inappropriate Language
  • 2.9 What Do I Need for This Job?
  • 2.10 Good Choices for Free Time
  • 2.11 Leaving the Classroom
  • 2.12 Moving Around in Class
  • 2.13 Moving as a Group
  • 2.14 Thinking About Consequences
  • 2.15 Doing It Right the First Time
  • 2.16 Sitting Appropriately
  • 2.17 Doing Homework
  • 2.18 Bringing Homework to School
  • 2.19 Finishing the Job
  • 2.20 Independent versus Group Assignments
  • 2.21 Fire Drills and Other Interruptions
  • 2.22 Behaving at a Special Program
  • 2.23 Welcoming a New Student
  • 2.24 Sharing in Community Circle
  • 2.25 Using the Class Computers
  • 2.26 Attendance Is Important
  • Classroom Tips for Classroom Rules and Responsibilities

3—Relating Appropriately to Other School People/h4>
  • 3.1 It’s a Substitute!
  • 3.2 The Classroom Assistant (Aide)
  • 3.3 The Principal
  • 3.4 The School Secretary
  • 3.5 You’re Not My Classroom Teacher!
  • 3.6 The Bus Driver
  • 3.7 Specials Teachers
  • 3.8 The Custodian
  • 3.9 Field Trip Helpers
  • 3.10 The School Counselor
  • 3.11 Peer Tutors
  • 3.12 Community Helpers
  • 3.13 Cafeteria Helpers
  • 3.14 Playground Supervisors
  • Classroom Tips for Relating Appropriately to Other School People

4—When You Have Problems/h4>
  • 4.1 Having a Problem
  • 4.2 Asking for Help Politely
  • 4.3 Taking Another Look
  • 4.4 Thinking Harder
  • 4.5 I Am Having a Really Bad Day
  • 4.6 I Don’t Understand What to Do
  • 4.7 No Crying, No Whining
  • 4.8 I Don’t Speak English!
  • 4.9 Excuses, Excuses
  • 4.10 People Who Can Help
  • 4.11 Problem Solvers
  • 4.12 Keeping Track of Assignments
  • Classroom Tips for When You Have Problems

Part Two: Relating to Peers

  • PARENT LETTERS
  • STORY: “RALPH AND HIS PURPLE FACE”

5—Learning and Working with Others/h4>
  • 5.1 Following the Leader
  • 5.2 Being the Leader
  • 5.3 Ignoring When You Have To
  • 5.4 Not Disturbing Others
  • 5.5 A Disabled Peer
  • 5.6 Bullies
  • 5.7 Doing Your Share
  • 5.8 Not Always “Me First!”
  • 5.9 Cheating
  • 5.10 Listening to Other People’s Ideas
  • 5.11 Someone Made a Mistake
  • 5.12 Taking Turns
  • Classroom Tips for Learning and Working with Others

6—Making Friends/h4>
  • 6.1 Being Interested in Others
  • 6.2 Sharing About Yourself
  • 6.3 Joining Clubs and Activities
  • 6.4 Inviting Others into Your Group
  • 6.5 Breaking into a New Group
  • 6.6 Listening
  • 6.7 What Is Encouragement?
  • 6.8 Saying Nice Things
  • 6.9 Good Group Activities
  • 6.10 Having Someone Visit Your House
  • Classroom Tips for Making Friends

7—Keeping Friends/h4>
  • 7.1 Learning from Your Friend
  • 7.2 Being a Fair Friend
  • 7.3 Sharing Friends
  • 7.4 Laughing Together
  • 7.5 Keeping Your Promises
  • 7.6 Sometimes Friends Disagree
  • 7.7 Sticking Up for Your Friend
  • 7.8 Helping Someone with a Problem
  • 7.9 Telling Someone If a Friend Needs Help
  • 7.10 Friendships Change
  • Classroom Tips for Keeping Friends

Part Three: Developing Positive Social Skills

  • PARENT LETTERS
  • STORY: “THE ACCIDENT”

8—Understanding Social Situations/h4>
  • 8.1 Having Clear Expectations
  • 8.2 Saying “No” Without Sounding Rude
  • 8.3 Don’t Say “Yes” If You Mean “No”
  • 8.4 Not Hurting the Feelings of Others
  • 8.5 What Is a Disability?
  • 8.6 People Who Are Different
  • 8.7 Tone of Voice
  • 8.8 Facial Expressions
  • 8.9 Other People’s Opinions
  • 8.10 Is This the Right Time?
  • 8.11 Understanding the Teacher’s Moods
  • 8.12 Understanding How Other People Feel
  • 8.13 What Are My Choices?
  • 8.14 What Is the Right Thing to Do?
  • 8.15 Going for Help
  • 8.16 This Is a Molehill, Not a Mountain
  • 8.17 Teasing Can Be Funny
  • 8.18 Teasing Can Be Mean
  • 8.19 Appropriate Behavior for a Particular Place
  • 8.20 Hints That You Are Doing Okay
  • Classroom Tips for Understanding Social Situations

9—Positive Personality Attributes/h4>
  • 9.1 Developing Interests and Hobbies
  • 9.2 Being Patient with Others
  • 9.3 Being a Good Sport
  • 9.4 Don’t Exaggerate
  • 9.5 Thinking of Others
  • 9.6 Being a Good Leader
  • 9.7 Being a Good Follower
  • 9.8 Admiring and Complimenting Others
  • 9.9 Apologizing and Accepting the Blame
  • 9.10 Finishing the Job
  • 9.11 Thinking Ahead
  • 9.12 Having a Sense of Humor
  • Classroom Tips for Positive Personality Attributes

10—Getting Along with Others at Home/h4>
  • 10.1 Obeying Parents
  • 10.2 Consequences of Disobedience
  • 10.3 Rules for the House
  • 10.4 My Responsibilities
  • 10.5 We All Have Jobs
  • 10.6 People Are Busy
  • 10.7 Sharing with Siblings
  • 10.8 Being the Oldest
  • 10.9 Being the Youngest
  • 10.10 Being in the Middle
  • 10.11 My Parents Are Divorced
  • 10.12 Talking with Parents
  • 10.13 I Don’t Need a Baby-sitter
  • 10.14 Family Fun
  • Classroom Tips for Getting Along with Others at Home

11—Everyday Etiquette/h4>
  • 11.1 Meeting Other People
  • 11.2 Being a Guest in Someone’s Home
  • 11.3 Impolite Noises
  • 11.4 Saying “Thank You”
  • 11.5 Personal Questions
  • 11.6 Mimicking or Imitating Others
  • 11.7 Behavior in Public Places
  • 11.8 Lining Up
  • 11.9 Table Manners
  • 11.10 Eating Out
  • 11.11 Uninvited Guests
  • 11.12 Using a Cell Phone
  • 11.13 Interrupting
  • 11.14 Respecting Adults in the Community
  • 11.15 Answering Questions Appropriately
  • 11.16 Using Good Language
  • 11.17 Tattling
  • 11.18 Thank-You Notes
  • 11.19 R.S.V.P.
  • 11.20 The Golden Rule
  • Classroom Tips for Everyday Etiquette

Component/Ancillary Items: 

Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

Second Edition
Middle School
High School
8.5x11
Pages: 
365
Item Number:
8279
Price:$32.99