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Making Choices and Making Friends

The Social Competencies Assets


Researchers have identified 40 Developmental Assets—good things all kids need in their lives like a loving family, a caring neighborhood, self-esteem, and a commitment to learning. In Making Choices and Making Friends, kids learn how to build the five Social Competencies Developmental Assets: Planning and Decision Making, Interpersonal Competence, Cultural Competence, Resistance Skills, and Peaceful Conflict Resolution.

Stories, tips, and ideas help kids get along better with others and stay true to themselves.

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-201-5
Reading Level: Grade 4
Interest Level: Ages 8–12
Guided Reading Level: S
Illustrated: two-color, illust.
Trim Size: 5.125" x 7"
Page Count: 96
Praise for the series
“Good strategies and support for children . . . valuable tools.”—National Association of School Pyschologists’ Communiqué

“An excellent tool for explicitly teaching interpersonal skills and positive values to young people.”—Amy Williams of Safe, Secure and Disciplined Schools, Omaha Public Schools

Award for Making Choices and Making Friends:

  • Distinguished Achievement Award Curriculum Package/Specialized Audience Instruction category—The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)

Award for the series:

  • Association of Educational Publishers Award Winner
  • Common Core State Standards


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