Social skills community activities for middle school and high school!
Pragmatic concepts targeted with this product:
- Topic maintenance
- Initiating conversations
- Asking & answering questions
- Identifying non-verbal aspects of language
- Identifying the problem & solution
- Spontaneously seeking assistance
- Asking questions to clarify
There are 80 social situations included, plus options to include custom-made ones depending on your student’s needs.
► Are you struggling to engage your middle and high school students in conversation?
► Do you need functional language activities that are age-appropriate?
► Do you want a structured activity that covers a variety of pragmatic goals?
► Do you need activities that work for one-on-one sessions and group sessions?
Working on pragmatics is difficult. Working on pragmatics with middle schoolers and high schoolers is even harder. Use this thorough product designed to work on a variety of social skills within the community. These interactive activities will give your students control of the situations and questions presented.
The activities in this product are organized in order from easiest to hardest. Keep in mind, many of these questions don’t have one right answer. The more complex cards are great for discussions.
Some of these scenarios are difficult, even for adults, but are real situations that will arise in life that are important to think about and discuss. If you find them too difficult for the teenager you are working with, try asking a different question that is more direct.
Store & Situation Cards
Place the cards in 2 piles face down – store & situations. Have the student pick one card from each pile, applying the situation to the store and answering.
These situations are the most basic and result in a straightforward answer.
Pages discussing “Initiating Conversation”, “Asking & Answering Questions”, and “Body Language.” Includes 6 open-ended or multiple-choice questions per page.
Pick Your Adventure Pragmatics Book
Includes: Map with stores, 6 pages (a page per store) with 4 corresponding scenarios on each page.
The student makes 3 choices:
Choose a store from the map
Choose if they are shopping or browsing
Choose if they are alone or with friends
There are 24 possible options to choose from. Each one has a separate scenario to respond to.
Social Experience Web Maps
Going to the Doctor, Going to a Restaurant, Going to the Hair Salon
Each page shows a web map starting from the beginning of the experience to the end, with various social situations that arise. The student is asked to find solutions incorporating many pragmatic skills. Start at the beginning of the web diagram, read & answer each situation before moving onto the next box. Works great for group discussions.
Personal Reflection Worksheet
Single page with questions about difficult social situations and how to overcome them.
“Roll the Dice” Pragmatics Game
A generalization activity that targets thinking of a problem & solution. The purpose is to think about the social scenarios that may arise before you are put in a particular situation. This is the most difficult activity in the packet.
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“Lifesaver resource for me, I struggle with getting my students to engage in conversation and work through problems and this has truly helped bridge that gap. Thank you!”
“This resource was so helpful when I used it with my high school students in self-contained classrooms! It made working in groups much easier because it targets pragmatic language skills and allows students to brain-storm how they would respond/initiate conversations in different settings!”
“It is so difficult to find resources that are applicable and age-appropriate looking for my older students. This is a great resource that has relevant situations that my students can learn about and work on building their skills for!”
“I’ve loved how easy this is to use with so many ages. It’s been great for older kids where our safety/functional language is our primary focus and even with adult clients. It’s so hard to find good resources for older kids that don’t feel kiddish and this resource is exactly that.”
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