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Sixth grade is when many students first encounter peer pressure, substance abuse, and social bullying. The research-based Second Step program provides age-appropriate lessons to teach important skills, such as how to disagree respectfully, be assertive, and recognize and respond to bullying. Videos and class discussions engage students and offer strategies for solving problems, identifying hopes, and making plans.

Coming August 2017: The New Second Step Middle School Program


View the Full Grade 6 Scope and Sequence (PDF)

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Second Step Grade 6 Classroom Kit $429

Included in the Classroom Kit

  • 15 lessons
  • Lesson Companion DVD
  • 3 posters
  • Academic Integration Activities
  • Homework and Family Letters
  • Formative and summative assessments
  • 22 student handouts

Lesson Topics

Grade 6 lessons are taught once a week and take 50 minutes or can be taught in two parts of 25 minutes each, either option with minimal prep time.
Empathy and Communication
  • Working in Groups
  • Friends and Allies
  • Considering Perspectives
  • Disagreeing Respectfully
  • Being Assertive
Bullying Prevention
  • Recognizing Bullying
  • Bystanders
Emotion Management
  • Emotions—Brain and Body
  • Calming-Down Strategies
Problem Solving
  • Using the Action Steps
  • Making a Plan
Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Tobacco and Marijuana
  • Alcohol and Inhalants
  • Identifying Hopes and Plans
  • Making a Commitment

Middle School Program Overview

More Content Online!

  • Teaching instructions
  • Writable student handouts and homework
  • Digital versions of support materials
  • Lesson-prep videos
  • Video-based staff training
  • Videos for staff and families

“We can see it. Every teacher says, ‘Something’s different this year.’ There are fewer tardies; there are fewer fights.”

Matthew Nelson, Assistant Principal
O. Henry Middle School, Austin, TX

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


Lesson 4: Empathy and Communication: Disagreeing Respectfully

“Chores” Video Excerpt

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