Sample Age-appropriate Lesson - Intermediate
Skill: Deal with Frustration
Goal: To improve skills for expressing feelings
Objective(s): To demonstrate self-control when confronted with frustrating situations.
1. Stop and think, "How does my body feel?"
2. Take a deep breath.
3. Assess why you feel like this.
4. Realize choices you can make:
A) Say, "I feel frustrated because. . ."
B) Ask someone for help.
C) Find something else to do.
5. Do it.
Teacher presents poster with picture cues and written process steps.
"We are going to use this poster to help us remember the process steps to use when we feel frustrated."
"Who will tell me the steps? You can look at the poster." (elicit student responses)
Practice and Roleplay with Feedback
Teacher covers the process steps, one at a time. After each step is covered, elicit student responses. "Now you can't see one step. Who can tell me all the steps, even the one I covered up?" (elicit student responses, until all steps are covered)
"Show me you know the steps. I want each of you to draw the pictures for each step on your paper. Keep them in the right order.
"Tomorrow I will model the use of the process steps."
Social Skills Curriculum Guide, 1992
Special School District of St. Louis County