Spotlight on Social Skills Elementary: Making Friends

Ages: 6-10
Grades: 1-5

A variety of learning methods, step-by-step instructions, and lots of visual supports help students learn the skills needed to develop and maintain friendships. The activity pages consist of interesting graphic organizers, photos, and art supported with specific, clear directions.

Students practice these skills:

  • recognizing friendly faces and friendly actions
  • understanding others' feelings
  • making polite requests
  • group etiquette
  • dealing with arguments and making apologies
  • giving compliments and being a good sport
  • how to handle secrets and tattling

The activities teach explicit conversation skills with these learning strategies:

  • direct instruction
  • modeling
  • observation
  • discussion
  • role-playing
  • other guided practice

Extra helps include:

  • pretest/posttest
  • conversation skills checklist
  • answer key

40 pages 8.5 x 11, softcover 2009


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