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As fourth-grade students interact even more with peers, the research-based Second Step program reinforces skills such as participating in conversations, giving compliments, managing strong feelings, and taking responsibility. They’ll love the award-winning music videos, which can make remembering their problem-solving and calming-down skills a breeze.



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Second Step Grade 4 Classroom Kit $419

Included in the Classroom Kit

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

  • 22 lessons
  • 3 Unit Cards for teachers
  • 3 colorful classroom posters
  • Grade 4 lesson DVD

Lesson Topics

Lessons are taught once a week and take 35–40 minutes, followed by 5- to 10-minute daily activities—all with little to no prep time.
unit 1
Empathy and Skills for Learning
  • Empathy and Respect
  • Listening with Attention
  • Being Assertive
  • Respecting Similarities and Differences
  • Understanding Complex Feelings
  • Understanding Different Perspectives
  • Conversation and Compliments
  • Joining In
  • Showing Compassion
unit 2
Emotion Management
  • Introducing Emotion Management
  • Managing Strong Feelings
  • Calming Down Anger
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Avoiding Jumping to Conclusions
  • Handling Put-Downs
unit 3
Problem Solving
  • Solving Problems, Part 1
  • Solving Problems, Part 2
  • Making a Plan
  • Solving Playground Problems
  • Taking Responsibility for Your Actions
  • Dealing with 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

“We’ve noticed a big improvement in the climate of our schools since we’ve begun consistently teaching things like empathy and friendship building.”

Michael Searcy, Program Manager for Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Detroit, MI

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


Lesson 15: Handling Put Downs

“Calm Down” Music Video

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