No Prep SEL Lesson For Grade 5

Introducing Everyday Speech’s new Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum! SEL, or Social-Emotional Learning, is an integral part of educational and human development and ultimately contributes to safe & healthy individuals and communities. Here at Everyday Speech, it is our job to help you make a difference through easy, effective & fun SEL lessons for all students!

Our evidence-based SEL solution offers a full 40 week, grade-by-grade curriculum that is standards-based and CASEL-aligned. It includes ready-made lessons with a variety of videos, games, interactive activities, school wide initiatives and more! 


About our SEL Curriculum

Our mission is to provide SEL for All, so with our SEL curriculum you’ll have the tools and materials necessary to support each and every one of your students regardless of their differing needs or type of instruction they require. 

Our SEL Curriculum is commonly taught by educators who work in whole-class settings (i.e Gen. Ed Teachers, Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, SEL Coordinators, etc.). This varies from our previous Social Communication Curriculum (SCC) which is taught by specialists such as Speech-Language Pathologists for students who need direct support to learn social skills.

To learn more about our two different curricula and choose one that is best for you and your learners, check out “Which Everyday Speech Curriculum is best for me?”  


Your No-Prep Lesson Materials

Today, we’re going to walk through one of our lessons for 5th Grade, How We Grow from our Challenges.

Every lesson comes with the following (click the link to jump to the section):


Fill out the form below to get all the materials you need to teach this lesson, plus our scope and sequence sent to your email.

Teaching Tools

We wanted to make our lessons as easy as possible for you to dive in, so every lesson starts with teaching tools. These include all of the quick and easy information and resources you will need to successfully teach the lesson, including a full Lesson Plan!


Main Lesson Materials

Onto the star of the show, our lesson materials. We break down EACH 30 minute lesson into 5 short sections: Warmup, Learn, Discuss, Review, Reflect.

All 5 sections can be taught during one 30 minute teaching session or they can be broken up throughout the week!


Begin your SEL lesson with the 5 minute Warmup. In this short mindfulness video, your students will get ready for learning and will have the opportunity to learn about and practice how to ground themselves!

You can press play on the video above to watch it! 


After completing the Warmup, you can head onto the Learn section of the lesson. Here, your students will watch a video modeling SEL lesson that teaches them about how to grow from their challenges! We have even included a Skill Review PDF for you to hand out or post in your classroom.


You can press play on the video above to watch it! 


Discuss, Review, Reflect

Following the Learn section are the 5 minute Discuss, Review, and Reflect sections of the lesson. Your students will have the opportunity to pair up and discuss and review with one another to reinforce what they learned during the 10 minute video lesson! Once you have completed all 5 sections of the lesson, you can mark the lesson as complete in order to move on to the next lesson! 

Unit Summaries and School Wide Bulletin Boards

We’ve included some helpful PDFs to make sharing with families and across your school even easier!

Fostering trusting relationships is at the heart of any successful SEL program and with all of the time you’ll save in lesson planning, you can use building these important relationships with your students!To get our scope and sequence and all the materials for this lesson sent to your email, fill out this form.

If you’re interested in seeing more samples, check out our samples page.

If you’re interested in getting started with our full curriculum, head here.

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