Social Skills Group Social Fluency Social Skills Counseling Group


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

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This social skills counseling group helps students learn how to become socially fluent though empathy, etiquette, and advanced social skills. Social Fluency is a low-prep 8-week middle school social skills group set to ASCA Standards and Objectives. Group members will practice self-reflection, communication, role play and more with each week's social skills activities.

Looking for a group for younger students? Check out this Social Skills Counseling Group - Social Sleuths.

Group Outline

Week 1: What is Social Fluency?

Week 2: Managing Strong Emotions

Week 3: Resolving Conflicts

Week 4: Quality Conversations

Week 5: Cell Phone Etiquette

Week 6: Body Language

Week 7: Perspective Taking

Week 8: Review and Closure

Bonus Session: Cultural Awareness


 Group Rules: Suggested and DIY Group Rules poster so students can take ownership of the creation of the group rules and norms.

 Feelings Check: Feelings Check Poster to serve as a visual aid for students to self-reflect on their emotional state at the start of each session.

 Self-Assessments: Pre and post group self-assessments to track student growth and make data collection easy!

 Outlines: Weekly, easy to follow outlines with objectives to meet ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors.

 Videos: Weekly explainer videos to introduce new concepts.

Games & Activities: A wide variety of games and activities each week including comic book coloring, role-play scenarios, scavenger hunt, charades game, and beach ball toss.

Journals: Weekly journal prompts for self-reflection

Icebreakers Include:

  • Sentence Scramble Definitions
  • Guided Meditation
  • Comic Book Coloring
  • Conversation Cards
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Simon Says
  • Empathy Discussion Cards
  • Beach Ball / Jenga Review

Activities Include:

  • Discussion Dice Game
  • Interactive Worksheets
  • Role Play
  • Charades
  • Life-size drawing
  • Cultural Awareness Discussion Cards
  • Interactive Notebook Page


Each week students will learn social fluency techniques they can use at home and school to help them develop appropriate responses in various social situations. In addition, they will improve communication skills and learn critical thinking and self-reflection skills.

At a minimum, being in this counseling group allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop self-esteem through participation, and practice empathy while hearing others’ experiences.


With easy to implement outlines and activities, this group curriculum is very low-prep. Simply print out each session before students arrive and keep them in a file folder. For tips on how to organize your small groups, check out this blog post I wrote. The self-assessments are a great way to get students to self-reflect on their progress and you can then share this information with teachers, parents, or in your program report.

Also, make sure to track your data and compile it into an end of the year report. Here is an outline I created to make it easy!

Who is this Group Designed For?

Social Fluency is designed for students grades 5-8.

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* Social Skills Elementary Group - Social Sleuths

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* Stress Upper Elementary and Middle School Group - Stress Busters

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