Social Skills for Classroom Cooperation

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The ability to work cooperatively is an important social skill that can benefit your student or child in a number of ways. As an educator, having a cooperative classroom can help your day run more smoothly! 

In a social skills lesson module prepared by Watson’s special education consultants, you’ll find resources such as a PowerPoint presentation and activity guides to help you teach students how their participation and cooperation can help the classroom run smoothly as a team! 

Here are a few of the key takeaways from this lesson that you can share with your students: 

  1. Look at your teacher when they are speaking 
  2. Listen to what your teacher has to say – this ensures you don’t miss any important instructions or announcements 
  3. Follow directions 
  4. Raise your hand when you’d like to speak 
  5. Participate in the classroom activities such as reading aloud or answering a question
  6. Cooperate when working with your classmates – this means looking and listening and engaging in the activity you are both working on

Check out the learning module and the available resources to teach your students about classroom cooperation! 

The special education resources on this page were authored by Watson Institute’s special education consultant, Andee Morris, M.Ed.

Powerpoint Presentation:

Friendship Skills: Lets All Work Together

Resource Materials:

Let’s All Work Together Mini Schedule

Let’s All Work Together Outline

Let’s All Work Together Parent Note

Let’s All Work Together Teacher Note

Let’s All Work Together – Social Power Cards Magnets

Let’s All Work Together – This Week I Might Try – Homework

Pre/Post Assessment

A pre and post lesson assessment is included in each lesson. Use of the assessment is an instructor preference.  Many of the ‘homework’ pages for a lesson can be used as a pre/post assessment device alone or as part of the provided assessment.  Each homework page can be checked by the instructor as well as the student.

Review all included pages of the lesson to determine what ‘assessment’ method will meet your needs.  If the student is able to achieve a + in the majority of items of the pre-assessment, or if the student has been observed to display the skill topic of the lesson often, then the lesson may not be introduced or can be taught with a group as review and/or reinforcement.

Friendship Skills: Let’s All Work Together Pre/Post Assessment

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