Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kit for Grade 5

Confident and responsible

Fifth-grade students pay attention to social status and need skills to deal with gossip and peer pressure. Additionally, they need skills to help them self-regulate so they can focus in class and learn. Research-based Second Step Elementary includes activities, award-winning videos, and guided classroom discussions to help students understand the complexities of feelings and reactions so they can be ready to learn and deal with emotions and problems responsibly.

Product # 100875

Price $479.00


For schoolwide implementation, we recommend one kit per classroom.
Each Second Step Elementary classroom kit for Grade 5 includes:

In the notebook:

  • 22 lessons
  • 3 Unit Cards for teachers
  • 3 colorful classroom posters
  • Grade 5 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 5 lessons build on students’ K–4 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 highly interactive program gives students them plenty of opportunities to practice skills and participate in discussions. Videos for every lesson dramatize scenarios that fifth-graders encounter in school and three fun, award-winning animated music videos 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
  • Predicting Feelings
  • Taking Others’ Perspectives
  • Accepting Differences
  • Disagreeing Respectfully
  • Responding with Compassion


Emotion Management

  • Introducing Emotion Management
  • Calming Down
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Managing Frustration
  • Resisting Revenge
  • Handling Put-Downs
  • Avoiding Assumptions


Problem Solving

  • Solving Problems, Part 1
  • Solving Problems, Part 2
  • Making a Plan
  • Seeking Help
  • Dealing with Gossip
  • 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 5 Scope & Sequence

Second Step Program (PDF)

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