Social Skills Lessons BUNDLE for Older Kids - Distance Learning

Social Skills Lessons BUNDLE for Older Kids - Distance Learning
Social Skills Lessons BUNDLE for Older Kids - Distance Learning
Social Skills Lessons BUNDLE for Older Kids - Distance Learning
Social Skills Lessons BUNDLE for Older Kids - Distance Learning
Social Skills Lessons BUNDLE for Older Kids - Distance Learning
Social Skills Lessons BUNDLE for Older Kids - Distance Learning
Social Skills Lessons BUNDLE for Older Kids - Distance Learning
Social Skills Lessons BUNDLE for Older Kids - Distance Learning
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  1. Use these lessons to teach critical social skills to older kids, including being respectful, following directions, working with others, accepting criticism, respecting others' opinions, minding your own business, and more. This resource includes 10 lessons, each with several activities for extended
  2. Use these lessons to teach critical social skills of managing emotions older kids, including understanding your emotions, using self-control, dealing with anger, dealing with disappointments, expressing yourself, how actions impact others, and more. This resource includes 10 core lessons, each with
  3. Use these lessons to teach critical social skills of empathy and perspective-taking to older kids, including understanding perspectives, accepting different perspectives, flexible thinking, understanding social cues, developing empathy, using perspectives to resolve conflicts, and more. This resourc
  4. Use these lessons to teach critical social skills of communication and conversations to older kids, including understanding starting conversations, nonverbal cues, active listening, thinking before speaking, taking turns, staying on topic, cell phone manners, and more. This resource includes 10 core
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Use these lessons to teach critical social skills to older learners. Units teach about basic interactions, managing emotions, conversations, empathy, and perspective-taking. Just some of the lessons target being respectful, following directions, accepting criticism, working with others, understanding emotions, dealing with anger, understanding perspectives, accepting different perspectives, flexible thinking, understanding social cues, developing empathy, using perspectives to resolve conflicts, and MUCH more. This resource includes 4 core units with 40 lessons, each with several activities for extended practice. A total of 186 activities are included!

Why Teach Social Skills

Social skills are the abilities and competencies we use to navigate the social world. These skills tell us how to act and what to say in particular social situations. With strong social skills, kids and young adults can more easily build friendships, get along with others, work collaboratively in groups, handle frustrations, and have an overall improved quality of life.

While some kids and young adults learn social skills just from observing and interacting with those around them, many do not. These kids might struggle to develop friendships, have difficulty working in partners or groups, experience challenges in following directions, act in ways perceived as rude or mean, or misread the social cues of others. To these youngsters, the social world is confusing and challenging. Some students who may struggle with social skills specifically include those with autism, ADHD, ODD, intellectual disabilities, and a variety of other needs.

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Note that digital workbooks have been included for all lessons!

How to Use

These lessons and activities would be an asset to educators who want to teach social skills to young adults. This resource includes 4 separate units with a total of 40 lessons, each with several activities for extended practice. A total of 186 activities are included! Depending on the time of your class or sessions, you may choose to split up the lessons into several days. Alternatively, you can select which activities best suit the needs of your students. It is helpful to first start by giving the pre-assessment. Then, go through each lesson in order to build on critical social skills. After all social skills lessons are completed, give the post-assessment to show students their growth in learning new skills!

This Bundle Includes:

{ Social Skills Lessons for Basic Interactions }

Use these lessons to teach critical social skills to older kids, including being respectful, following directions, working with others, accepting criticism, respecting others' opinions, minding your own business, and more.

Introduction Materials

• Educator Guide

• Pre-Assessment

Lesson #1 What Are Social Skills?

• Activity 1: What Are Social Skills?

• Activity 2: Changing Our Behaviors

• Activity 3: Knowing the Expectations

• Activity 4: How Might You Act?

Lesson #2 Positive Qualities

• Activity 1: Positive Qualities

• Activity 2: What Positive Qualities?

• Activity 3: Positive Qualities Slips

• Activity 4: Qualities I Strive To Be

Lesson #3 Positive Thinking Skills

• Activity 1: Positive Thinking Skills

• Activity 2: Positive or Negative?

• Activity 3: Let's Make It Positive

Lesson #4 Being Respectful

• Activity 1: Being Respectful

• Activity 2: How We Show Respect

• Activity 3: Using My Manners

• Activity 4: Don't Be Rude, Dude

• Activity 5: Is This Respectful?

• Activity 6: Respectful Cards

Lesson #5 Following Directions

• Activity 1: Following Directions

• Activity 2: Even When We Don't Want To

• Activity 3: Directions Test

• Activity 4: Let's Follow Directions (listening)

• Activity 5: Let's Follow Directions (reading)

Lesson #6 Working with Others

• Activity 1: Working with Others

• Activity 2: Our Group Ground Rules

• Activity 3: Group Ground Rules

• Activity 4: Getting Along with Others

• Activity 5: Are They Working Well?

Lesson #7 Accepting Criticism

• Activity 1: Accepting Criticism

• Activity 2: Constructive or Unhelpful?

• Activity 3: How to React to Criticism

• Activity 4: Reacting to the Criticism

Lesson #8 Respecting Others' Opinions

• Activity 1: It's Okay to Think Differently

• Activity 2: Respecting the Opinions of Others

• Activity 3: What You Might Say

• Activity 4: Conversation Practice

Lesson #9 Sharing Your Thoughts

• Activity 1: Sharing Your Thoughts

• Activity 2: What Do You Think About...

• Activity 3: Conversation Practice

Lesson #10 Minding Your Own Business

• Activity 1: Minding Your Own Business (MYOB)

• Activity 2: Are They Minding Their Own Business?

• Activity 3: Tattling or Reporting?

• Activity 4: Tattling or Reporting Practice

{ Social Skills Lessons for Managing Emotions }

Use these lessons to teach critical social skills of managing emotions older kids, including understanding your emotions, using self-control, dealing with anger, dealing with disappointments, expressing yourself, how actions impact others, and more.

Introduction Materials

• Educator Guide

• Pre-Assessment

Lesson #1 Understanding Your Emotions

• Activity 1: Emotional Awareness

• Activity 2: Multiple Emotions

• Activity 3: A Time You Felt…

• Activity 4: Emotion Check-in

• Activity 5: How Might You Feel

• Activity 6: How Might You Feel Task Cards

Lesson #2 The Choice We Make

• Activity 1: Emotions Drive Behaviors

• Activity 2: The Choices We Make

• Activity 3: What Would You Do?

• Activity 4: Positive Choices

Lesson #3 How Actions Impact Others

• Activity 1: Understanding Consequences

• Activity 2: How Actions Impact Others

• Activity 3: Considering Others

Lesson #4 Expressing Yourself

• Activity 1: Healthy Self-Expression

• Activity 2: Using I Statements

• Activity 3: Making I Statements

• Activity 4: Fill-in the I Statement

• Activity 5: Keeping a Journal

Lesson #5 Dealing with Disappointments

• Activity 1: Dealing with Disappointments

• Activity 2: Handling Let Downs

• Activity 3: Disappointments Help Us Grow

• Activity 4: Dealing with Disappointments Task Cards

• Activity 5: Being a Good Sport

Lesson #6 Adapting to Change

• Activity 1: Adapting to Change

• Activity 2: Change Helps Us Grow

• Activity 3: Being Flexible

• Activity 4: Being Flexible Task Cards

Lesson #7 Dealing with Anger

• Activity 1: Dealing with Anger

• Activity 2: Understanding Triggers

• Activity 3: Physical Effects of Anger

• Activity 4: Hitting the Pause Button

• Activity 5: Like a Volcano

• Activity 6: Anger Journal

Lesson #8 Dealing with Worry

• Activity 1: Dealing with Worry

• Activity 2: Physical Effects of Worrying

• Activity 3: Conquering Fears

• Activity 4: Reframing Negative Thoughts

• Activity 5: Dealing with Worry Slips

Lesson #9 Using Self-Control

• Activity 1: Using Self-Control

• Activity 2: Building Your Self-Control

• Activity 3: Don’t Blurt It Out

• Activity 4: My Responsibilities

• Activity 5: Stop and Think

Lesson #10 Coping Strategies and Mindfulness

• Activity 1: Using Coping Strategies

• Activity 2: Positive Self-Talk

• Activity 3: Positive Affirmations

• Activity 4: Practicing Mindfulness

• Activity 5: Deep Breathing

• Activity 6: Mindful Coloring

• Activity 7: Guided Relaxation

{ Social Skills Lessons for Empathy and Perspective }

Use these lessons to teach critical social skills of empathy and perspective-taking to older kids, including understanding perspectives, accepting different perspectives, flexible thinking, understanding social cues, developing empathy, using perspectives to resolve conflicts, and more.

Introduction Materials

• Educator Guide

• Pre-Assessment

Lesson #1 Understanding Perspectives

• Activity 1: Understanding Perspectives

• Activity 2: Our Opinions and Thoughts

• Activity 3: Our Core Values

• Activity 4: What's Your Perspective?

• Activity 5: More Than One Perspective

Lesson #2 Accepting Different Perspectives

• Activity 1: Different Perspectives Help Us Grow

• Activity 2: More Than One Right Way

• Activity 3: Understanding and Accepting Views

• Activity 4: Seeing the Other Side

• Activity 5: Respectfully Disagreeing

• Activity 6: Interview a Different Perspective

Lesson #3 Flexible Thinking

• Activity 1: Having a Flexible Mind

• Activity 2: Changing Your Own Thinking

• Activity 3: Staying Open-Minded

• Activity 4: Flexible Thinking Practice

Lesson #4 Understanding Social Cues

• Activity 1: Being a Social Detective

• Activity 2: Reading Facial Expressions

• Activity 3: Understanding Body Language

• Activity 4: Social Cues Task Cards

• Activity 5: Listening to Tone of Voice

Lesson #5 Considering Thoughts and Motives

• Activity 1: What Thoughts and Motives Tell Us

• Activity 2: Getting Inside Their Head

• Activity 3: Make a Prediction

Lesson #6 Developing Empathy

• Activity 1: Understanding Empathy

• Activity 2: In Their Shoes

• Activity 3: Emotions Cards

• Activity 4: How Might They Feel?

• Activity 5: How Might They Feel? Cards

• Activity 6: Showing Empathy to Others

Lesson #7 Being a Perspective Detective

• Activity 1: More Than One Perspective

• Activity 2: Let's Perspective Take

• Activity 3: Being a Perspective Detective Cards

• Activity 4: Perspective Detective Investigation

Lesson #8 Using Perspectives to Resolve Conflicts

• Activity 1: The Power of Perspective-Taking

• Activity 2: Considering the Other Side

• Activity 3: Compromising

Lesson #9 Thinking of Others

• Activity 1: Thinking of Others

• Activity 2: Sensitive to Each Other

• Activity 3: Using Self-Control

Lesson #10 Treating Others with Kindness

• Activity 1: Bringing Out the Positive

• Activity 2: Show Your Kindness Slips

• Activity 3: Acts of Kindness

{ Social Skills Lessons for Communication Skills }

Use these lessons to teach critical social skills of communication and conversations to older kids, including understanding starting conversations, nonverbal cues, active listening, thinking before speaking, taking turns, staying on topic, cell phone manners, and more.

Lesson #1 Developing Communication Skills

• Activity 1: Our Communication Skills

• Activity 2: How Communication Skills Help Us

• Activity 3: Benefits of Communication

• Activity 4: Communicating With Others

Lesson #2 Nonverbal Communication

• Activity 1: Understanding Nonverbal Cues

• Activity 2: Body Language

• Activity 3: Body Language Task Cards

• Activity 4: Facial Expressions

• Activity 5: Facial Expressions Cards

• Activity 6: Tone and Volume

• Activity 7: Say It Cards

Lesson #3 Thinking Before You Speak

• Activity 1: How Our Words Impact Others

• Activity 2: Thinking of Others

• Activity 3: Using Self-Control

• Activity 4: Our Thought Bubbles

• Activity 5: Topics to Avoid

• Activity 6: Thinking and Speaking Cards

Lesson #4 Expressing Yourself

• Activity 1: Sharing Your Voice

• Activity 2: Our Thoughts and Opinions

• Activity 3: Using I-Statements

• Activity 4: Your Communication Style

• Activity 5: Speaking Up

• Activity 6: Disagreeing Respectfully

Lesson #5 Active Listening Skills

• Activity 1: Active Listening Skills

• Activity 2: Reflecting Emotions

• Activity 3: Visualize What Is Said

Lesson #6 Introductions and Small Talk

• Activity 1: Introductions and Greetings

• Activity 2: Understanding Small Talk

• Activity 3: Small Talk Practice

Lesson #7 Starting a Conversation

• Activity 1: Starting a Conversation

• Activity 2: Conversation Starters

• Activity 3: Our Strengths and Interests

• Activity 4: Finding Common Ground

• Activity 5: Staying Positive

• Activity 6: Conversation Starter Cards

Lesson #8 Keeping the Conversation Going

• Activity 1: Responding to Others

• Activity 2: Staying on Topic

• Activity 3: Taking Turns

• Activity 4: Showing Interest in Others

• Activity 5: Remembering Information

• Activity 6: Ending a Conversation

Lesson #9 Conversational Practice

• Activity 1: Conversation Review

• Activity 2: Conversation Topics

• Activity 3: Learning New Ideas

• Activity 4: Group Conversation

• Activity 5: Conversation Cards

Lesson #10 Texting and Social Media

• Activity 1: Cell Phone Manners

• Activity 2: No Cell Phone Zones

• Activity 3: Interpret the Text

• Activity 4: Think Before You Text

• Activity 5: A Post or Text Lasts Forever

• Activity 6: Texting vs. Face-to-Face

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