You Are a Social Detective!: Curriculum Guide + Storybook (2-book teaching set)
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- Ages: 5-10+, Adult
- Pages: 355
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 3555
- Published: 2022
Bring social, emotional, and academic learning for children ages 5-10+ into your classroom—and save 10%! This bundle includes the award-winning storybook, You Are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition and its new companion Teaching Curriculum & Support Guide, an easy-to-use curriculum that fits into your current teaching day. The storybook introduces students to core social emotional learning (SEL) concepts, and the curriculum provides 10 fun, structured lesson plans and visual tools to support building students’ social attention, social interpretation, and self-awareness—the foundation for social emotional learning for everyone.
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You Are a Social Detective! Explaining Social Thinking to Kids, 2nd Edition (Storybook)
This first storybook in the Superflex Series introduces the foundational concepts of social observation from the child’s perspective. It encourages kids to become “social detectives” to observe the social world and learn a few of the unique Social Thinking Vocabulary to help them figure out what is happening across different contexts. You Are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition is an award-winning storybook that should be taught over an extended period and revisited often to encourage social learning in all contexts. Buy the book as part of the bundle, or separately for full price. Digital version must be purchased separately—only on Apple Books and Google Play (not printable).
Piloted and tested over years in large school districts, this teaching curriculum is a companion to the award-winning storybook. Help your students become Social Detectives with a step-by-step series of 10 structured lesson plans, downloadable Thinksheets, and instruction for hands-on activities. BONUS digital content: Each lesson has an accompanying teaching PowerPoint to support building students’ social attention, social interpretation, and self-awareness—the foundation for social, emotional & academic learning. Buy the book as part of the bundle, or separately for full price. Digital version must be purchased separately—only on Apple Books and Google Play (not printable).
Watch a real-life example of how to teach Lesson #3: Clue Collector Club
In this short 10-minute video, Ann, a 3rd grade teacher, provides a real-life classroom example of how to teach Lesson #3 in this easy-to-use curriculum. Watch Ann teach her students how Social Detectives use the situation (place + people + what’s happening) to collect clues and create their own social magnifying glass.
Award-winning Social Detective & Superflex Series
Our award-winning Social Detective & Superflex series teaches social observation, social awareness, perspective taking, flexible thinking, and self-regulation. Click here to explore all our Social Detective & Superflex resources—why this social emotional learning series has sold more than 447,000 copies worldwide!
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Instructors: Ryan Hendrix Kari Zweber Palmer
Explore the world of social observation and learn how it lays the foundation for better interpersonal relationships and academic learning. Understanding what it means to be a Social Detective (social observer), especially during the start of a new school year, is crucial to navigating change, academic learning, making friends & more. In this free webinar, we’ll explore the highly accessible and easy-to-embed You Are a Social Detective! Curriculum & Teaching Guide. You’ll watch a curriculum lesson taught by a mainstream third-grade teacher, peruse curriculum-generated student work, and discover innovative ways to adapt these social learning concepts for the secondary grades.