Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kit for Grade 4

Connected and collaborative

As fourth-grade students interact even more with peers, research-based Second Step Elementary reinforces skills such as participating in conversations, giving compliments, managing strong feelings, and taking responsibility. They’ll love the award-winning music videos, which can make remembering their problem-solving and calming-down skills a breeze.

Product # 100874

Price $479.00


For schoolwide implementation, we recommend one kit per classroom.
Each Second Step Elementary classroom kit for Grade 4 includes:

In the notebook:

  • 22 lessons
  • 3 Unit Cards for teachers
  • 3 colorful classroom posters
  • Grade 4 DVD
  • 22 Getting Started Cards
  • 22 Following Through Cards
  • 22 Home Link activities
  • 22 student handouts

Online when you register your kit:

  • Stream lesson media direct to your classroom—online access to lesson photos, songs, and videos is included with purchase
  • Easy-to-use teaching resources with specific instructions and tools to help you get the most out of the program
  • Online Training
  • Video examples of lessons and games
  • Family materials to email home
  • Writable student handouts to print or email
  • Assessment tools
  • Program Implementation Guide
  • Spanish translations of lessons and family materials

Second Step Elementary Grade 4 lessons build on students’ K–3 skills, including skills for learning, and provide a bridge to middle school. Students will strengthen their empathy, emotion-management, and problem-solving skills while learning to use them in social and academic settings. Whether they have a disagreement with a friend or test anxiety, students will be better poised to make positive choices.

The program is highly interactive, giving students plenty of opportunities to practice skills and participate in discussions. Videos for every lesson dramatize scenarios that fourth-graders encounter in school. Three fun, award-winning animated music videos are included to further engage students and reinforce skills!

Lesson Topics

Lessons are taught once a week and take 35–40 minutes, followed by 5- to 10-minute daily activities—all with little to no prep time.


Empathy and Skills for Learning

  • Empathy and Respect
  • Listening with Attention
  • Being Assertive
  • Respecting Similarities and Differences
  • Understanding Complex Feelings
  • Understanding Different Perspectives
  • Conversation and Compliments
  • Joining In
  • Showing Compassion


Emotion Management

  • Introducing Emotion Management
  • Managing Strong Feelings
  • Calming Down Anger
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Avoiding Jumping to Conclusions
  • Handling Put-Downs


Problem Solving

  • Solving Problems, Part 1
  • Solving Problems, Part 2
  • Making a Plan
  • Solving Playground Problems
  • Taking Responsibility for Your Actions
  • Dealing with Peer Pressure
  • Reviewing Second Step Skills

Program Benefits (PDF)

CASEL Alignment (PDF)

Self-Regulation: Setting the Course for Success (PDF)

Academic Alignment Chart (PDF)

Student Assessment

Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kit for Grade 4 Scope & Sequence

Second Step Program (PDF)

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