More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School: Lesson Plans, Role Plays, Activities, Worksheets and Posters to Improve Student Behavior

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Thirty-five new lesson plans with activities to help you teach valuable social skills to students! Use this workbook to introduce a range of social skills, from the basic (following instructions and listening to others) to the complex (advocating for yourself and setting long-term goals).

Lessons are written in an easy-to-follow format with talking points to help you define and explain a skill and guide students through an activity. At the end...
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Overview

Thirty-five new lesson plans with activities to help you teach valuable social skills to students! Use this workbook to introduce a range of social skills, from the basic (following instructions and listening to others) to the complex (advocating for yourself and setting long-term goals).

Lessons are written in an easy-to-follow format with talking points to help you define and explain a skill and guide students through an activity. At the end of each lesson is a Think Sheet for students with questions about how to use a skill in different settings and situations. Role-play scenarios and classroom activities also are provided so students can practice each skill's behavioral steps. Some of the activities blend the teaching of social skills into academic lessons in math/science, language arts, social science, and physical education. Social skills include: expressing empathy, going to an assembly, accepting defeat or loss, using anger control strategies, responding to inappropriate talk/touch, completing homework, being prepared for class, and resisting negative peer pressure. Includes lesson plans for these additional skills:

-Making a request

-Accepting awards and honors

-Communicating honestly

-Choosing appropriate friends

-Getting the teacher's attention

-Accepting decisions of authority

-Declining an offer graciously

-Making an appropriate complaint

-Setting goals

An ideal companion to Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School, (page 13) this workbook features a CD-ROM with reproducible worksheets and skill posters (to hang in classrooms and commonareas).
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cathi I. White
Social skills are important to everyday life. Everyone needs to know how to act appropriately around others whether at home, at school, or out in public. Children of all ages need to be taught social skills at home and at school. This educational book is a superb teaching tool for social skills. There are thirty-five skills that are taught for the classroom such as following directions, staying on task, saying the right words, and getting the teacher's attention. Also included are social skills that are used anywhere such as communicating honestly, handling anger, showing appreciation, and listening to others. The authors have used an excellent format with a lesson plan for each social skill. In each lesson there are teacher's notes about the skill to help them introduce it to their students. There are ways to discuss the skill, how the behavior looks and examples on how to show that particular behavior. The teacher will also find a section about the rationale for each skill to help the children understand why this skill is needed. Furthermore, an excellent section on integrating the skill with other subjects such as language arts, math, history, social studies, and science are given in each lesson. Teachers can make these skills part of their curriculum so that the students are using these skills in different areas. Moreover, there is a skill poster summarizing the skill and steps on how it should be performed, a reproducible worksheet that the students can do in class, activities for role-playing each skill, and a CD-Rom so that the teacher can reproduce the tools for teaching. Students will gain insight to different social skills to use at school and anywhere for the rest of their lives. No classroom teacher should be without this outstanding book! Reviewer: Cathi I. White
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934490044
  • Publisher: Boys Town Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 343,644
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. MIDGE MOUGEY is principal of Jefferson Elementary School in North Platte, Nebraska, a school which has successfully implemented and practiced the Boys Town Education Model for many years. JO C. DILLON was a teacher for 28 years and is currently an education trainer and consultant for Boys Town. DENISE PRATT, a former teacher, guidance counselor and coach, is also a Boys Town trainer and consultant for teachers and school administrators.
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