Features 25 Different Stories
Reading Level 1 - 2Interest Level 3 - 12
These readers feature adolescent and young adult characters successfully handling various social skills situations.
The Getting Along With People series was developed to give educators a “hands-on” tool to help them teach acceptable social skills at school, work, and home. Even negative behaviors-some of which may be displayed by the participants-can be discussed in a non-threatening and enjoyable environment.
The black and white illustrations serve as a visual teaching tool for people who can read and those with limited reading skills. The illustrations are so detailed that many participants will be able to describe the scenes even if they have no reading skills.
Each short story in the Reader is two pages and has large print for ease of reading. On the first page of each story, participants are presented with a “social situation” and asked to read and discuss the scene. On the second page, a positive solution to the situation is presented as an acceptable way to handle the issue. After reading each story, participants are given a Workbook sheet that shows both common positive and negative responses to the situations portrayed.
Getting Along With People at Home
This Reader and Workbook visually relate 25 social situations individuals might encounter in a home setting, such as leaving people alone who are mad; knocking on closed bathroom doors; not acting bossy to roommate; treating everyone in a nice way; taking a bath every day; and more. The book’s setting is a home where six people, not related to each other, live in a community neighborhood. The social situations are equally effective for teaching individuals who live with family members. The book helps teens and adults who live in semi-independent residential settings with one or more peers learn to handle home situations in an acceptable manner. The situations are also appropriate for school-age students living at home, and whose future plans include moving to a semi-independent living setting.
56 pages • ®1996