Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning, Grades 6-8


This K-8 program includes hundreds of ready-to-use classroom-tested activities that “build in” social-emotional learning across all subject areas. Lessons are designed to help kids apply the skills in real-life situations. CD-Rom includes reproducible forms and handouts. Grades 6-8 edition.


Build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child with this flexible, user-friendly activity guide. The lessons’ literature-based connections allow teachers to “build in” rather than “add on” social-emotional learning (SEL) throughout the day. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals.

  • 100+ easy-to-implement year-round activities that integrate into the daily curriculum in all subject areas
  • Monthly themes focused on empathy, bullying prevention, teamwork, decision-making, and more
  • Concise lesson formats (Read, Discuss, Do, Relate)
  • Discussion and writing prompts
  • Built-in assessment

The Grades 6–8 resource guide has been successfully used in middle schools during advisory time and classroom meetings. The guide provides specific, easy-to-use activities that allow students to have conversations, learn through inquiry, and feel empowered to change through self-monitoring of their creative thinking. Students use creative ways, including art, drama, writing, music, and reading, to express themselves and reflect on their experiences.

Additional information

Weight 1.15 lbs
Dimensions 10.9 × 8.4 × .6 in