Students role-play and practice what to say in social interactions and engage in short conversations with this language-based game for social skills. Adolescents love the strategy, fast pace, and competitive play in this game! Peer evaluation is integral to game-play; students use their thumbs up/thumbs down gesture to indicate how a player did with his response. Lots of discussion is sparked as students learn to identify appropriate responses in situations relevant to them.
Target these social language skills:
Basic Nonverbal Communication - body language, voice, language style
Problem-Solving and Decision Making-identify problems, choose the best alternative, evaluate decisions
Emotions and Self-Esteem - saying how you feel, responding to others' emotions, respecting yourself
Peer Relationships-giving compliments, asking for favors, disagreeing, joining groups, apologizing, responding to being left out
Working with Others- getting along with adults, classroom survival skills, accepting differences in others, dealing with embarrassing situations
Social skill training is structured in three ways:
That's Life! cards - the player expresses what he would say or do in a specific social situation: "You think your friends tease your little brother too much. What could you say to them?"
Express yourself! cards - the player chooses a role-play partner for a brief interaction: "I gave you a gift you don't like. Thank me for the gift."
What's up? cards - the player chooses a conversation partner and conducts a brief social conversation. "Choose a partner. Share your opinions about violence and safety issues at your school.
Students draw one of the cards and follow instructions with each move on the game board. Three hundred cards/social situations give students a wide variety of social language experiences for practice and discussion.
COMPLETE KIT INCLUDES: 11" X 17" heavy-duty, single-fold game board; 300 cards on perforated card stock; instructions; 16 pawns; die; vinyl folder.
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