Overview - GETTING ALONG WITH PEOPLE
Janie Haugen-McLaneNumber of Pages:
56 pages, each readerComponents:
3 Readers, 3 Workbooks, 3 Answer KeysReproducible:
Limited or NoneAge Appropriate Level:
Elementary, Secondary, Adult Copyright:
Developed by PCI’s Janie Haugen-McLane, this complete series of Readers
and Workbooks feature adolescent and young adult characters successfully handling
various social skills situations.
There are three separate Readers - one for School, Work, and Home - that contain 25 easy-to-read stories and a total of 75 reproducible worksheets. All three Readers, Workbooks, Instructions, and Answer Keys come in a sturdy, three-ring binder. The program can be used with one person, a small group, or a classroom in public schools, residential centers, work activity centers, workplace life skills classes, rehabilitation classes, and other social skills learning environments. Additional sets of the Readers may be ordered separately.
The Getting Along with People series was developed to give educators
a “hands-on” tool to help them teach acceptable social skills at
school, work, and home. Even negative behaviors-some of which may be displayed
by the participants-can be discussed in a non-threatening and enjoyable environment.
The black and white illustrations serve as a visual teaching tool for people who can read and those with limited reading skills. The illustrations are so detailed that many participants will be able to describe the scenes even if they have no reading skills.
Each short story in the Reader is two pages and has large print for ease of
reading. On the first page of each story, participants are presented with a
“social situation” and asked to read and discuss the scene. On the
second page, a positive solution to the situation is presented as an acceptable
way to handle the issue. After reading each story, participants are given a
Workbook sheet that shows both common positive and negative responses to the
Getting Along with People at Work.
This Reader and Workbook visually relate 25 social situations that individuals
might encounter in a workplace setting, such as following workplace rules, acting
appropriately during work ride, appropriate social greetings, visiting with
co-workers, working with substitute supervisor, continuing to work when supervisor
leaves work area, and more. Participants are introduced to the Reader’s
characters by the use of cameo pictures that give each character’s first
name. The main characters and their co-workers act out social scenes while they
are performing actual job duties. The book helps middle and high school students
who are in job training programs or who have jobs in the community to learn
to handle work social situations in an acceptable manner.
Getting Along with People at School.
This Reader and Workbook visually relate 25 social situations students might
encounter in a school setting, such as appropriate behavior on rides to and
from school, following school rules, talking in a nice way to classmates and
teachers, not visiting during class, acceptable social greetings, and more.
Cameo pictures introduce the student to the characters in the stories. The main
characters and their classmates act out social scenes as they go through a typical
school day. The book helps students from elementary to high school level learn
to handle school social situations in an acceptable manner. The “real-life”
social scenes help prepare elementary students for the transition to a more
independent middle school environment. All of the scenes deal with common social
situations that students are now facing and teach them acceptable social behaviors.
Getting Along with People at Home.
This Reader and Workbook visually relate 25 social situations individuals might
encounter in a home setting, such as leaving people alone who are mad; knocking
on closed bathroom doors; not acting bossy to roommate; treating everyone in
a nice way; taking a bath every day; and more. The book’s setting is a
home where six people, not related to each other, live in a community neighborhood.
The social situations are equally effective for teaching individuals who live
with family members. The book helps teens and adults who live in semi-independent
residential settings with one or more peers learn to handle home situations
in an acceptable manner. The situations are also appropriate for school-age
students living at home, and whose future plans include moving to a semi-independent