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Social Skill Strategies Book A

by Nancy Gajewski, Patty Mayo and Polly Hirn

This resource includes structured activities to teach students about a specific social-emotional skill and provides opportunities for practice.

Full Description:   

SSS: Social Skill Strategies feature 57 social communication skills. Through structured activities, focused discussions, visualization tasks, and home assignments, students learn appropriate skills to survive socially, academically, and vocationally.

Dozens of activities may be duplicated from SSS: Social Skill Strategies. Cooperative learning principles, role-playing, self-talk, regulated learning, and "whole brain" ideas are included. Exercises are readily adaptable to be oral or written communication activities.

    Use SSS: Social Skill Strategies with students who have:
  • Language disorders
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Behavioral problems
  • At-risk behaviors

Social skill rating scales help you document pre- and postperformance. Frequent bridging questions are included so students think about various uses for communication skills that are being taught. Unit review questions based on Bloom's taxonomy help students generalize social skills. Students and professionals alike rave about these books!

Introductory Skills

  • Eye contact
  • Manners
  • Volume
  • Time and place
  • Tone of voice
  • Getting to the point
  • Staying on topic and switching topics
  • Listening
  • Starting, maintaining, and ending a conversation
  • Proximity
  • Body language
  • Making a good impression
  • Formal/informal language

General Interaction Skills

  • Giving reasons
  • Planning what to say
  • Interrupting
  • Giving a compliment
  • Accepting a compliment
  • Saying thank you
  • Introducing yourself
  • Introducing two people
  • Making a request
  • Offering help
  • Asking for help
  • Asking permission
  • Accepting no
  • Making an apology
  • Stating an opinion
  • Agreeing/disagreeing
  • Convincing others
  • Giving information
  • Dealing with contradictions
  • Being honest
  • Being optimistic

Grades 6-12


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