- 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, understandin$64.00$49.00Save $15.00
- Use these lessons and activities to teach critical social skills to older learners. Units and activities teach about basic interactions, managing emotions, conversations, empathy, and perspective-taking. Just some of the lessons and activities target being respectful, following directions, accepting$109.00$80.00Save $29.00
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 several activities for extended practice. A total of 50 activities are included! The entire unit focuses on how to help kids and young adults manage their emotions and behaviors.
Update: I've added a digital version for each lesson using Google Drive. You can access the entire unit (student pages only) and each individual lesson using Google Drive. Please note that educator plans are included separately.
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.
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 10 lessons, each with several activities for extended practice. A total of 50 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!
Table of Contents
• Educator Guide
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
Note that both color and black/white options are included and clearly listed in the table of contents.
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Use these lessons to teach critical social skills to older learners. Units teach about basic interactions, managing emotions, and 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 3 core units with 30 lessons, each with several activities for extended practice. A total of 142 activities are included!
Materials are for personal and classroom use (not commercial use). To clarify, educators may use materials with their students and/or caseload. Educators, parents, and support professionals may use materials for private tutoring/support with students/clients on a small scale basis. Materials may NOT be used within online paid courses, such as Outschool or Udemy. Please reach out to me with any specific questions on this.
Materials may not be posted freely on the Internet, such as a classroom website or blog. Materials may be shared directly with families and students through Google Classroom and any other password-protected means.
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Disclaimer: These resources and materials are for supplementary support/education purposes and not intended as a replacement for education, counseling, or other necessary supports. Educators, parents, counselors, and others who utilize these materials are encouraged to seek out additional support, as needed.
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