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In third grade, students make academic and social leaps, reading more challenging books, working through multi-step math problems, and participating more in collaborative work and shared learning experiences. The research-based Second Step program provides engaging videos and lively Brain Builder games to make it easier to learn skills like managing anxiety and disappointment and how to work together respectfully.



View the full Grade 3 scope and sequence (PDF)

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Second Step Grade 3 Classroom Kit $389

Included in the Classroom Kit

You’ll find everything you’ll need to teach the program in the classroom:

  • 22 durable 11" x 17" color photo-lesson cards and 4 Unit Cards
  • Teaching Materials Notebook with:
    • 22 Following Through Cards
    • Take-home activities and Family Letters
    • Assessments and handouts
  • 4 colorful classroom posters
  • 4 Skills for Learning Cards
  • Grade 3 lesson DVD
  • Sing and Step CD

Lesson Topics

Lessons are taught once a week and take 30–35 minutes, followed by 5- to 10-minute daily activities—all with little to no prep time.
Unit 1
Skills for Learning
  • Being Respectful Learners
  • Using Self-Talk
  • Being Assertive
  • Planning to Learn
Unit 2
  • Identifying Others’ Feelings
  • Understanding Perspectives
  • Conflicting Feelings
  • Accepting Differences
  • Showing Compassion
  • Making Friends
Unit 3
Emotion Management
  • Introducing Emotion Management
  • Managing Test Anxiety
  • Handling Accusations
  • Managing Disappointment
  • Managing Anger
  • Managing Hurt Feelings
Unit 4
Problem Solving
  • Solving Problems, Part 1
  • Solving Problems, Part 2
  • Solving Classroom Problems
  • Solving Peer-Exclusion Problems
  • Dealing with Negative Peer Pressure
  • Reviewing Second Step Skills

What’s in a Kit?

More Content Online!

  • Online training
  • Teaching instructions
  • Summative assessments
  • Digital versions of teaching resources
  • Spanish translations of lesson and family materials

“Social-emotional learning is so important because our job is to create productive, happy citizens.”

Dedy Fauntleroy, Principal
John Stanford International School, Seattle, WA

Call to order the Second Step program: 800-634-4449

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