1-5 SEL Curriculum
(Zones, Social Thinking, Keys to Success)
Zones of Regulation
Keys to Success
The Keys to Success program infuses social-emotional learning and practice into the language arts curriculum, thus allowing teachers to make these learning experiences even more enduring by introducing literature that supports both the literacy curriculum and social-emotional learning. Such texts have the potential to facilitate rich discussions about how students can approach common social situations, such as making friends, conflict resolution, and embracing diversity.
Literature becomes the impetus for proactive problem-solving methods such as debate, role-playing, and inquiry/grand conversations. The goal is for students to feel even more equipped to apply problem-solving strategies to their own social interactions. This can be accomplished through deliberate exposure to high-quality text and discussions.
With language and concepts that are expansions upon the ideas practiced in the younger SEL curriculums, Keys to Success provides teachers with ways to begin conversations in the classroom that highlight the skills necessary to navigate friendships and help grow kind, empathic, and respectful members of our classroom communities.