Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Daniel C. Fennerty

Second Committee Member

Susan Donahoe

Third Committee Member

Alberta J. Thyfault


A representative sample of social skills and teaching strategies was developed for use by classroom teachers of students at-risk in the fourth grade. A literature search was conducted regarding characteristics of students at-risk, effective strategies for teaching social skills, and effective social skills programs. The strategies developed can be used by elementary classroom teachers to help improve prosocial skills of students at-risk.