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194 resources with the keyterm social skills

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Stand Up. . . Be InCtrl!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is the difference between a bystander and an upstander? A collaborative project created through digital media helps the class understand that they can participate in an online community respectfully and responsibly. They consider...
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Developing Dialogue

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why do people argue?  Use the article "A Holiday Medley, Off Key" to discuss the struggles that interfaith couples face when choosing to celebrate certain holidays. Then, in small groups, encourage learners to write dialogues that...
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Language Arts Skills: Listening and Speaking Strategies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Your class can practice communicating clearly. They practice listening and speaking through games such asTelephone and a social scavenger hunt. This is a solid instructional activity that helps apply good communication skills.
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Wearing Green on St. Patrick's Day: A Social Story

For Students K - 6th
Intended for kids with autism, this set of slides shows different characters wearing different pieces of green clothing for St. Patrick's Day. As suggested, use this to reinforce clothing vocabulary. 
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Opening Day Activities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Use these opening day activities for the first day of your physical education classes. Set the tone, get your class moving around, and have them talk to each other! There are a couple of activities to help you and your classes get started.
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Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction,  and sexually...
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Communication, Day 5: Saying "No"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are many ways to say, no. Secondary special needs students need to know when and how to say no when they feel they are in an uncomfortable situation. They sign, say, and role-play how to say no. Worksheets and role-playing cards...
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HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They...
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Relationships, Day 4: Friendships & Dating

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It is so important to help special needs individuals know the difference between dating and friendship. They define friendship, differentiate between friends and strangers, role-play, practice greetings, then talk about dating. This...
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How to Play Baseball a Social Skills Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Team sports are quite social; they involve following rules, playing cooperatively, communication, taking turns, and interpersonal relations. Introduce your special education class to the all-American sport of baseball. They learn about...
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Relationships, Day 1: Self-Esteem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Expose your secondary special education class to the importance of belonging and feeling accepted. They define self-esteem, pride, and appreciation. Then create a self collage and share what they like about themselves with the class. A...
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Communication, Day 2: Assertiveness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Having social skills and being able to assert yourself in a positive way is so important. Students with mild to moderate disabilities engage in a series of activities to practice assertive communication and social skills. Perfect for a...
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Puppet Friends

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Learning how to be a good friend in school is a very important skill. Designed for young learners, the resource goes into social skills such as using good manners, taking turns, and being kind to people. Pupils use a paper bag and art...
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Make a Social Skills Superhero Comic Book

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Get creative as you teach a instructional activity on positive peer and social interactions. Discuss good social interactions through a scenario, brainstorm a positive response to the scenario, then creat a comic book superhero that...
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Modern Day Pen Pals, Connecting Our Art Room to the Rest of the World!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Initiate an international pen pal program! After establishing communication with an art class in another country, groups share pod casts and video streams of their work. The scripted resource details how to prepare for the pod casts, but...
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Game template

For Students K - 6th
Playing games can be a fun way to learn social engagement skills. This is nothing more that a 11 block game template, but it can be used with special needs or Autistic children to foster social skills. They will need to follow...
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Exploitation, Day 2: Exploitation and Getting Help

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Exploitation is a real issue for the disabled community. Secondary Special Education students learn what exploitation is, their personal rights, and how to say no. They focus on finding a trusted adult to get help if they have been taken...
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A Zoo Book for All

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A visit to the local zoo launches an integrated life science/ language arts research project into the habitat, feeding habits, offspring, lifespan, and other interesting facts about animals. Each group selects two animals to photograph...
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Communication, Day 3: Asking What You Want

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mild to moderately disabled secondary students practice asking for what they want. They discuss a scenario, list things they want, then practice asking for those things. Our special needs students need to know how to communicate...
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Reaching to the Clouds for Equality

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the concept of equality. In this Martin Luther King, Jr. lesson, students read Martin's Big Words, discuss fairness, and create a cloud with their dream recorded on it.
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Play Fair

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students discover how to play fair. In this social skills instructional activity, students read Clifford's Sports Day and discuss ways to play fair. Students practice playing games fairly.
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Anti-Bullying Efforts in the Elementary Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Help prevent bullying from ever beginning with these simple strategies for implementing class meetings.
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I Like To Sing

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Aaron and Nick Carter discuss the importance of getting along. They describe ways they work together. One of the things they love to do is sing. By singing together, they show how it feels to cooperate and get along. This is an important...
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As The World Takes Turns

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this riveting episode of As the World Takes Turns, Telly and Zoe learn to take turns. Often times as teachers, we are required to assist more than one child, and those who are waiting need to learn the importance of being patient and...