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.

Overview
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
Social Skills Screener
This is an assessment that students can work on independently, prior to engaging in the Middle School Social Skills curriculum. Students will view a short video clip and will be asked to answer inferential questions to assess their cognition of the target social skills. The data from the screener helps users identify the domains and specific skills within the curriculum to target for intervention.

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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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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
TeachTown Middle School Social Skills has tools to assist in making data-driven decisions, such as the selection and prioritization of target skills, as well as monitoring progress, maintenance, and generalization.

Social Skills Screener
This is an assessment that students can work on independently, prior to engaging in the Middle School Social Skills curriculum. Students will view a short video clip and will be asked to answer inferential questions to assess their cognition of the target social skills. The data from the screener helps users identify the domains and specific skills within the curriculum to target for intervention.

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Social Skills Screener Report
The Social Skills Screener Reports show which domains within the curriculum might be an area to target for the student. This domain-based report is broken down further to show which target skills within that domain would be a priority for intervention for the student. This screener can also be given to students after the curriculum is implemented to assess their cognition of the target skill post-intervention.

Social Skills Screener - Scores by Domain
Social Skills Screener - Scores by Domain
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Social Skills Screener - Scores by Skill
Social Skills Screener - Scores by Skill
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Generalization Assessments
It is crucial that the students not only comprehend the target social skills in the curriculum, but that they demonstrate them in the natural setting. In the generalization assessments, each skill is broken down into 3 measurable objectives, and facilitators should collect data on these objectives during observations of the student in real world situations. This data is reported out in a number of ways.

Generalization Assessments
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Assessment Summary Report
Generalization assessment data is gathered and reported, giving facilitators quantitative data to use in progress reports, present levels of performance, etc.

Assessment Summary Report
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Assessment Progress Report by Session
This report shows the students’ progress over time.

Assessment Progress Report by Session
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Assessment Progress Report by Target
This report shows the student’s average percentage of independent responses for each of the 3 objectives per skill. This report allows users to instantly see if there is a portion of the skill with which the student is having difficulty, targeting specific areas for further intervention.

Assessment Progress Report by Target
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