Overview - SOCIAL SKILLS LESSONS & ACTIVITIES (7-12)
Product Type: Book
Author: The Society for Prevention of Violence with Ruth Weltmann Begun, Editor
Number of Pages: 274 pages
Reading Level: 1.0-3.0 level
Age Appropriate Level: Grades 7-12
This is one of four books in the "Social Skills Curriculum Activities Library," a ready-to-use curriculum based on "real-life" situations to help teachers build children's self-esteem, self-control, respect for the rights of others, and a sense of responsibility for one's own actions. A practical series designed to help classroom teachers and specialists teach appropriate behavior skills to students of all abilities. Each volume has 50 or more lesson plans with reproducible activity sheets.
The complete Social Skills Curriculum Library provides more than 250 classroom-tested lessons and activities in four distinct units, each tailored to the developmental needs of students at a particular grade level. Activities in each grade-level unit follow a uniform format, including a descriptive title, a specific behavioral objective, and a lesson plan that provides everything needed for an effective, well-balanced learning experience.
Each simple, 8-step lesson plan covers:
Need for teaching/learning the social skill, e.g., "Using Self-Control"
Stories, films, poems, and questions to make the skill concrete
Skill steps for teaching the appropriate behavior
Modeling the Skill.
Teacher and/or student demonstration of the skill
Student performance of the skill with teacher correction if necessary
Worksheets and other activities summarizing the skill
Activities to promote use of the skill outside of school
Suggestions for reinforcing the skill through the school year
The complete Social Skills Curriculum Activities Library gives teachers at all levels a stimulating and systematic way to develop positive social behaviors in their students. The activities emphasize teaching young people to develop their skills in using good judgment and to resolve life's conflicts peacefully.
Each unit includes an introduction to the curriculum and lesson format; brief guidelines "To the Teacher" for using the activities most effectively; reproducible Social Skills Task Review Cards for circle-time class discussions (units 1-2); and a Family Training Booklet addressed to parents with suggestions for teaching social skills at home (units 1-3). All of the practice worksheets are individually printed in a spiral-bound format for easy photocopying. Patterns and worksheets may be photocopied as many times as needed for use with individual children, small groups, or the whole class.
About the Author
The Society for the Prevention of Violence is dedicated to reducing the prevalence of violent acts and asocial behaviors in children and adults through education. Co-founder and executive director Ruth Weltmann Begun developed this educational approach to help alleviate aggressive and antisocial behavior. The result is an internationally recognized Social Skills Training Curriculum.