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 School
This Reader and Workbook visually relate 25 social situations students might encounter in a school setting, such as appropriate behavior on rides to and from school, following school rules, talking in a nice way to classmates and teachers, not visiting during class, acceptable social greetings, and more. Cameo pictures introduce the student to the characters in the stories. The main characters and their classmates act out social scenes as they go through a typical school day. The book helps students from elementary to high school level learn to handle school social situations in an acceptable manner. The “real-life” social scenes help prepare elementary students for the transition to a more independent middle school environment. All of the scenes deal with common social situations that students are now facing and teach them acceptable social behaviors.
56 pages • ®1996