In the early primary school years, children need to learn certain social skills to be successful in school and out. Some children have already mastered handling disappointment and working out differences with others, but many children struggle with the social skills that are expected of them. To help students of all skill levels, the author of the highly praised Ready-To-Use Violence Prevention Skills Lessons & Activities for Elementary Students presents this practical book that gives teachers and specialists a stimulating, systematic way to develop positive social behaviors in students through awareness, discussion, and rehearsing new behaviors. It offers over 50 detailed lesson plans and practice worksheets based on real-life situations. These age-appropriate lessons help children build self-esteem, self-control, respect for the rights of others, and a sense of responsibility for one's own actions. Printed in a spiral-bound 8 1/4" x 11" format, the pages can be easily photocopied for use by the whole class or for individuals as the need to work on a particular skill arises.
About the Author
Ruth W. Begun, M.S., is president of The Society for Prevention of Violence (SPV), a nonprofit organization founded in 1972 dedicated to reducing asocial behaviors in children and adults through education.
Table of Contents
About This Social Skills Teaching Resource.
About the Society for Prevention of Violence.
About the Social Skills Curriculum.
Demonstrating with Hand Puppets.
SOCIAL SKILLS LESSONS & ACTIVITES FOR GRADES 1-3.
Disciplinary Strategies/Corrective Actions.
Thinking Before Acting.
Dealing With Anger.
Dealing With Feelings.
Stopping False Rumors.
Attending To Task.
Respect For Other.
Dealing With Peer Pressure.
Social Skills Task Review.
Social Skills Family Training Booklet.
PARTNERS IN SOCIAL SKILLS: A FAMILY AFFAIR.