A - Attentive Al - Listening

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Attentive Al is the first of the stories from Powerful You Primary. Attentive Al helps children use effective oral communication skills and listening skills (ASCA Behavior - Social Skills Standard 1). Al also fosters a Positive attitude toward work and learning (ASCA Mindset 6).

Powerful You Primary (K-2) Directions:

  1. Before every lesson, practice Breathing and Stretching. https://www.powerfulyou.info/breathe-and-stretch-book.

  2. Read one A-Z Powerful You themed story (26 social skills lessons).

  3. Teach the positive self talk: Say it 3 times out loud.  Then teach children to say it in their head.   Practice with confidence, “A - I am attentive!”

  4. Review and post the Classroom Social Skills Sign that compliments each lesson.

  5. Use the practice/writing from the Powerful You book. 

  6. Role-Play: Allow the children to hold the Powerful You PRIMARY Educator Card and act out different scenarios.

  7. Review self-talk from previous lessons until children have memorized every Powerful You letter!  Use the Powerful You PRIMARY Educator cards like giant flash cards! A - I am attentive | B - I am brave…

More resources here:

Listen Buddy
By Helen Lester
Interrupting Chicken
By David Ezra Stein
The Book With No Words
By A. P. Veidmark
Julie Frizzi