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***DISCLAIMER: This product was previously posted under the same title, but removed by TPT, as - unbeknownst to me - the title of one of the sections was a trademarked phrase. I have since made the necessary changes to be in compliance with trademark laws. However, please make sure that you have not previously purchased this curriculum. The old cover can be seen in the corner of the new cover picture. If you have previously purchased the curriculum you will still be able to access the product in your purchased items.***
When I began working in the public schools, I quickly realized that there was a great need for social skills groups. Not sure where to begin, I purchased tons of books on the subject. However, I quickly realized that most programs out there didn’t meet my needs – the lessons and activities were either too challenging / not engaging / too easy / required materials that you had to make yourself / etc. Over the last few years I have taught elementary level social skills groups and developed my own lessons and activities.
I finally sat down and typed it up, adding many more ready-to-use materials and activities. The finished result is a resource that is (hopefully!) easy to use and can be used with different elementary populations to work on social skills.
This bundle contains 40 lesson plans and 250+ supplementary activities for Elementary level social skills groups. Each lesson is designed to last between 30 – 60 minutes (although you can stretch each lesson across several sessions by doing multiple of the included activities).
Each lesson contains a variety of activities to choose from so that you can pick the one that most suits the group you are teaching and your teaching style. While some of these activities focus on relevant children’s books and require that you own the book, most of the activities are original creations by myself.
Each lesson is set up as follows: Students are being taught the skill during a whole group discussion. The second part of each lesson is composed of activities. Each lesson contains 3-13 suggestions for relevant activities, and this section will hopefully grow over time as I discover more things to do with my groups.
****Make sure to look at the preview for a detailed breakdown of a lesson.*** (The preview lesson covers “Teasing”)
Please note: There is one lesson that requires the book “Have You Filled A bucket today” by Carol McCloud.
After purchasing and downloading this packet, there are two main folders: one containing the lesson plans and description of the activities (in PDF format), and one containing all of the supplemental materials for certain activities (in PDF format). This means that you won’t have to make anything yourself – everything is provided for you.
I am also including a folder with Forms that contains an editable permission slip and a parent communication form to let parents know what the student worked on during the session.
The topics covered are as follows:
I. FRIENDSHIP BASICS
Lesson #01: Introduction to Social Skills Group
Lesson #02: Behavior Expectations and Rules
Lesson #03: Introducing Yourself
Lesson #04: Getting to Know Each Other
Lesson #05: What Is a Friend?
Lesson #06: Filling Buckets
Lesson #07: Giving and Receiving Compliments
II. CONVERSATION SKILLS
Lesson #08: Whole Body Listening
Lesson #09: STEPS
Lesson #10: S = Space
Lesson #11: T = Take Turns
Lesson #12: E = Eye Contact
Lesson #13: P = Polite
Lesson #14: S = Stay on Topic
Lesson #15: Volume
III. FEELINGS & ANGER MANAGEMENT
Lesson #16: Basic Emotions
Lesson #17: Complex Emotions
Lesson #18: Body Language & Prosody
Lesson #19: Dealing With Anger
Lesson #20: Relaxation Techniques
Lesson #21: Sensory Techniques
Lesson #22: Dealing With Change
Lesson #23: Self-Control
IV. BEING PART OF A GROUP
Lesson #24: Joining a Group
Lesson #25: Playing a Game
Lesson #26: Dealing With Losing
Lesson #27: Sharing
Lesson #28: Fairness & Compromising
V. PROBLEM-SOLVING & MANAGING CONFLICTS
Lesson #29: Identifying Problem Sizes
Lesson #30: Solving Problems
Lesson #31: Group Problem-Solving
Lesson #32: Bullying
Lesson #33: Dealing With Teasing
Lesson #34: Tattling
Lesson #35: Resolving Conflicts
These lessons offer a great pre-cursor to higher-level social skill curricula and are designed to be a comprehensive first exposure to a social skills group. While I organized these lessons by category, you can of course use them in any order you see fit. You can do these lessons in a social skills group setting or during a speech therapy session as needed.
While I have used these lessons exclusively with regular education elementary students, you may be able to adapt these lessons for some lower functioning middle or even high schoolers. Some attention and language skills are required for students to be able to follow these lessons. Please look at the preview to get an idea of the general difficulty level.
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