Middle School Social Skills
Middle School Social Skills
Appropriate for ages 9-15

TeachTown Middle Social Skills offers teachers a comprehensive curriculum to teach crucial social skills, with a focus on increasing emotional intelligence and building self-management skills. This program utilizes evidence-based practices, such as video modeling, Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention, and visual supports, to teach appropriate, positive social skills and replacement behaviors. TeachTown Middle School Social Skills includes teacher-driven lesson plans that encourage the students to practice the appropriate social skills in the school setting along with their peers, interactive activities to build comprehension, and an online Comic Strip Builder where students can build their own social comics.

Middle School Social Skills Overview
Sample Episodes
Behavior Domains and Targeted Skills
Domain 1: Building and Maintaining Relationships
  • Joining a Group
  • Respecting Differences
  • Respecting Personal Boundaries
  • Understanding Different Relationships
  • Friendship Qualities: Who is a Friend?

Domain 2: Interpersonal Skills
  • How to Initiate a Conversation
  • How to Leave a Conversation
  • How to Greet Others
  • Taking Turns in Conversations
  • Interpreting Body Language
  • Understanding the Perception of Others

Domain 3: Problem-Solving
  • Asking for Help
  • Finding a Compromise
  • Working Together to Solve a Problem
  • How to Respectfully Disagree
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Handling Peer Pressure

Domain 4: Self-Awareness
  • Staying Calm When Things Change
  • Expressing and Responding to Anger
  • Handling Frustration
  • What to Do When You’re Worried
  • Recognizing Your Strengths and Personal Qualities

Domain 5: Personal Care
  • Dealing with Body Changes
  • Managing Body Odor

Domain 6: Safety and Community Participation
  • Social Media and Internet Safety
  • Communicating via Text/Email
  • Taking Safe and Appropriate “Selfies”

Coming Soon:
  • Feeling Left Out
  • How to Get Someone’s Attention
  • Handling Bullying
  • How to Stick Up for Yourself
  • Covering Your Mouth to Cough or Sneeze
  • Keeping a Clean Appearance
  • Following Directions
  • Following Signs and Community Rules
Lesson Plans
Lesson plans are designed to be implemented daily and sequentially, however implementation can be flexible to meet the diverse needs of classrooms and learners.
Interactive Activity
Interactive Activity
  • Each target social skill includes one Interactive Activity. This is an activity that the student can work on independently to improve their comprehension of the TeachTown Middle School Social Skills episodes and ability to make inferences about social situations. The Interactive activities are designed to supplement the teacher-driven lesson plans, and can be assigned as individual in-class activities or as homework.
  • The students will watch clips of the animated episode and will answer 10 multiple choice questions (interspersed between clips) about the target skill.
    – The questions and response options will be read aloud to them, so even students who are not fluent readers will be able to access this activity.
  • Data will be collected on their correct responses out of a possible 10 and reported, allowing teachers to use this activity for progress monitoring.
Comic Strip Builder
  • Students will be able to create their own social comic using the TeachTown scenes and characters. They will be able to add dialogue and will be able to save and print their comic strip.
  • There is a 5-panel comic strip and a 3-panel comic strip available for students who have varying ability levels and needs.
  • Prewriting worksheets are available for teachers to print and use with the students to help them “plan” their comic so that it follows the parts of a story (for an academic activity/extension).
    – Students can also access the Comic Strip Builder “for fun”!
Elementary Social Skills was designed by professionals with backgrounds in general and special education, developmental and behavioral psychology and speech-language pathology.
Research Base
Funding Sources
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Funding Sources
Middle School Social Skills is ideal for children with special needs, autism and emotional and social development needs while also proving effective with the entire classroom or school. Adults working with children that need additional support are thrilled with the progress they make in a variety of situations, settings, and social interactions.
Progress Monitoring
Behavior Data Collection and Assessment
Collecting data is very important, however it can sometimes be difficult when trying to work in a variety of settings. Middle School Social Skills curriculum has a data tool that helps with data-based interventions, prioritization of target skills and maintenance and generalization.

Student Assessment Summary Report
Each Assessment Includes:
Pre- and Post Tests (Objective) - Information based on direct observations and interactions with the child. Mastery is set at 3 consecutive correct responses (displays of target behavior) or 4/5 (80%) correct responses.

Progress Monitoring (Short-term Objectives) - If a student fails the pretest, the student enters progress monitoring. The student will now be assessed on short-term objectives. Each terminal goal or target skill is broken down into 3 short-term objectives.

Maintenance Assessments - Criterion-referenced assessments that cognitively assess the students' understanding of the target behavior.

ABC Data Collection - Data collection that assists in identifying patterns of behavior for target skills, further helping educators to find appropriate interventions and teaching strategies.
View Assessment
Organized by behavior domains for easy access

Preview Assessment
Preview assessment content and learning objectives

Assessment in Progress
Collect data in multiple environments

Student Assessment Progress
Data are automatically organized and graphed

ABC Data Collection
Collect data to help identify the function of behavior

Social Skills Curriculum
Lesson Plans and related materials organized by skill

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