Here are the first 6 weeks of your social skills class planned out for you!
Unit 1 is a week long unit covering the basics of Social Thinking, including a handout on What is Social Thinking, Act it Out lessons where students act out social thinking scenarios and rewrite scripts to make better social choices, Social Thinking Worksheet to brainstorm what skills are needed in social thinking, and Rating Scale to self-assess our own social skills.
Unit 2 is a week and half unit to establish classroom norms. This unit lays out the process for how to establish norms and gather student input in creating a wonderful classroom culture and learning space. The unit includes blank notebook and binder handouts, as well as filled in notebook and binder handouts on classroom norms, discussion norms, independent work time, group work norms, free time, game time, and break time norms--all essential to starting your year off right!
Unit 3 is a 3 and a half week unit to find out who we are as learners. The unit includes lessons, discussions, and inventories on brain dominance, learning styles, multiple intelligences, environmental preferences, and career pathways (crucial to getting buy in for the necessity of social skills in life). This unit also has a culminating project, a letter to a business in a desired career, a movie time lesson, graphic organizers (higher and lower level), and rubrics/scoring guides.
This unit bundle includes the following units and lessons:
Unit 1: What is Social Thinking
Lesson 1: What is Social Thinking
Lesson 2: Act it Out! Scripts
Lesson 3: Social Toolkit
Lesson 4: Rating Scales
Unit 2: Setting Norms
Lesson 1: General Class Norms
Lesson 2: Class Discussion
Lesson 3: Independent Work
Lesson 4: Group Work
Lesson 5: Free Time
Lesson 6: Game Time
Lesson 7: Break Time
Unit 3: All About ME!
Lesson 1: Project
(Choice of 3)
Lesson 2: Brain Dominance
Lesson 3: Learning Styles
Lesson 4: 8 Kinds of Smart
Lesson 5: Learning Environment
Lesson 6: Career Pathway
This bundle is designed with middle level students with Asperger's, high functioning autism, executive functioning deficits, or other social skills deficits in mind. I am sure it can also be adapted for upper elementary and high school students in study skill or social skill classes.
You might also be interested in the Social Thinking Nonverbal Communication Interactive Notebook and Foldables!
or the social thinking nonverbal communication escape room!