“Elementary Reading Common Core Social Skills: Self-Management” uses the story ‘Max and Amy Face Disappointment” to introduce and teach self-management skills to children. Written at a third grade level, this resource includes a range of activities aligned to third through sixth grade CCSS ELA Reading Literature Standards. It is ideal for teachers of students who may require behavior support and social skill instruction because it allows them to introduce and teach these important skills while still targeting reading standards.
In addition to addressing reading skills, "Elementary Reading Common Core Social Skills – Self-Management" encourages children to make connections between behavior and consequences. Self-management, emotional literacy and coping skills are embedded throughout the material. This resource was designed to make it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction and tasks to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. A variety of exercises are included, from very basic ones which incorporate explicit scaffolding supports, to graphic organizers which provide a roadmap for students to follow when completing more sophisticated writing activities.
Teachers of younger children who may require targeted social and behavior skill instruction may be interested in the Primary Reading version in this series:
Primary Reading Common Core Social Skills – Being Respectful