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Tool: Assessing social participation*

“The social curriculum helps children gain social skills and encourages children to learn to care for themselves, each other, and the world” (Charney, p. 299).  Write about the following opportunities for social participation in your classroom:

Opportunity for social participation

(e.g., morning message, shared reading, small group work, group projects, discussions, brainstorming)

Rights and responsibilities of teacher and students for talking and other participation

Social skills being negotiated by participating in this activity

(e.g., participating productively, resolving conflicts, etc.)






*Created by Dr. Joanne Simmons, Michigan State University
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