Social Skills Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Della McGuire

Della has been teaching secondary and adult education for over 20 years. She holds a BS in Sociology, MEd in Reading, and is ABD on the MComm in Storytelling.

This lesson plan helps elementary school children learn how to use communication and social skills, focusing on reaching out to others and engaging in social activities when they feel stress or frustration. Students will create a list of people and activities they can turn to when they feel upset.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson plan, students will be able to:

  • Understand how to recognize and respond when they might need a helping hand
  • Identify 5 trusted adults they can talk to if they are stressed or frustrated
  • Identify 5 self-care activities they enjoy or that help them relax and rejuvenate

Length

30 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Vocabulary and Phrases

  • Trusted adults
  • Self-care activities

Materials

  • Drawing paper
  • Colored pencils

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