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---- 30 Social Skills Text Message Conversation Worksheets
Most students have cell phones and communicate with family, friends, and classmates through text messaging. Just about ALL students are familiar with text messaging. Why not teach and practice social skills and recognize how social skills both looks and sounds like (and what it doesn't) in such a way that appeals to their interests?! No student will be able to resist these activities - for real!
There are 10 different text message conversations. There are 3 different worksheets for of the 10 different text conversations:
1. : Contains two questions that are suitable for lower-level students. (These questions ask students to determine if the person has social skills and support their answer with evidence. The second question asks students to think about how they would respond if they were in the same situation or similar to that.)
2. : Contains two questions that are suitable for higher-level students. (These questions are more inference-based and challenge students to think more critically. They ask students more about why the people respond/react the way they do, what their responses reveal about their personalities, and how their lack of social skills can affect their relationships with the people in their lives.)
3. : A plain worksheet that only includes the text message conversation (in which you can generate your own question). This worksheet contains a box in which students can write the question you generate / or copy a question from the board.
Below are some sample questions (included in the worksheets) for Lower Level students (to help you decide if this resource is suitable for your students):
---- Does Jen have social skills? Explain your answer and support it with evidence.
---- How would you have responded to your friend in this situation if you felt a little jealous?
---- How would you have responded to Easy Smooth’s text if he told you that he tripped someone on purpose?
---- How would you have responded to Mr. Cruz if he told you that you have not been hired for the job you really wanted?
Below are some sample questions (included in the worksheets) for Higher-Level students (to help you decide if this resource is suitable for your students):
---- Analyze this text conversation. Why do you think Evan responds to his mother the way he does? Explain your answer and support it with evidence.
---- How do you think Jen should have handled her jealousy the first time (instead of being hurtful)?
---- Why is it important for Janet to show that she has social skills although she does not get the job she wants? Explain your answer.
---- How might Karina’s lack of social skills affect her relationship with Jamal? Explain your answer.
This resource is absolutely AMAZING for even struggling readers and lower level students who have a short attention span and/or are unable to keep their focus reading other longer texts.
The text message conversations and topics are age appropriate, HIGHLY relevant, familiar, and FUN! Students will easily identify with some of the "people" engaging in these text conversations. It would be interesting to see what students can infer and how they will respond to such conversations. Additionally, you can extend these conversations by having students read them aloud so they can "hear" what social skills sounds like and what it doesn't.
The graphics in the "visually pleasing" worksheets clearly resemble cell phones that students use today. They even include real text bubbles and emojies! - WORD!!
You can use these Social Skills Text Message Conversation Worksheets during a Mini Lesson, Guided Practice, Independent Work, as a Pair or Groupwork activity, small groups, and even for homework or practice!
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