More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School

35 Lesson Plans with Activities, Role Plays, Worksheets and Skill Posters to Improve Student Behavior
Grades 3-12
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9781934490044
Item Number: 8402

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Use this workbook to introduce important social skills to students from 3rd to 12th grade. Incorporate the suggested activities with your existing language arts, math, science, phys ed or social studies curriculum.

Teach children social skills to give them positive behavioral choices; choices that are healthier for them, for you and for your classroom.

Lesson plans are written in an easy-to-follow format with talking points to help you define and explain a skill and guide students through an activity. Each lesson has Teacher Notes describing the relevance of each skill and a Proactive Teaching Interaction to use as a script. At the end of each lesson is a Think Sheet for students with questions about how to use a skill in different settings and situations.

Role-play scenarios and classroom activities also are provided so students can practice each skill’s behavioral steps. This behavior management resource includes a CD-ROM with reproducible worksheets and skill posters you can hang in classrooms and common areas to remind students of each step to a skill. Many of the 16 skills that are the foundation of Boys Town’s Well-Managed Schools are included in this book. Basic social skills include being prepared for class, listening to others, following instructions, and completing homework. More complex social skills include expressing empathy, going to an assembly, accepting defeat or loss, using anger control strategies, choosing appropriate friends and resisting negative peer pressure.


Lesson Plans for Social Skills Instruction

Lesson Plans

  1. Greeting Others
  2. Setting Goals
  3. Being Prepared for Class
  4. Following Instructions
  5. Staying on Task
  6. Getting the Teacher’s Attention
  7. Contributing to Discussions (Joining in a Conversation)
  8. Listening to Others
  9. Completing Homework
  10. Making a Request (Asking a Favor)
  11. Accepting “No” for an Answer
  12. Accepting Criticism or a Consequence
  13. Disagreeing Appropriately
  14. Advocating for Oneself
  15. Making an Appropriate Complaint
  16. Choosing Appropriate Words to Say
  17. Accepting Decisions of Authority
  18. Using Anger-Control Strategies
  19. Making an Apology (Saying You’re Sorry)
  20. Expressing Empathy and Understanding for Others
  21. Giving Compliments
  22. Showing Appreciation
  23. Accepting Awards and Honors
  24. Accepting Compliments
  25. Going to an Assembly
  26. Accepting Winning Appropriately
  27. Accepting Defeat or Loss
  28. Choosing Appropriate Friends
  29. Setting Appropriate Boundaries
  30. Extending an Offer or Invitation
  31. Declining an Offer or Invitation Graciously
  32. Resisting Negative Peer Pressure
  33. Responding to/Reporting Inappropriate Talk or Touch
  34. Reporting Other Youths’ Behavior (Peer Reporting)
  35. Communicating Honestly
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