ISBE SEL Grades 4-5

Targeted Grades 4-5 Social Emotional Learning Standards (SEL)
The grades 4-5 learning standards listed below draw directly from ISBE's Social and Emotional Learning Goals.


A: Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.

1A.2a.    Describe a range of emotions and the situations that cause them.

1A.2b.    Describe and demonstrate ways to express emotions in a socially acceptable manner.


B: Recognize personal qualities and external supports.

1B.2a.    Describe personal skills and interests that one wants to develop.

1B.2b.    Explain how family members, peers, school personnel, and community members can support school success and responsible behavior.


C: Demonstrate skills related to achieving personal and academic goals.

1C.2a.    Describe the steps in setting and working toward goal achievement.

1C.2b.    Monitor progress on achieving a short-term personal goal.



A: Recognize the feelings and perspectives of others.

2A.2a.    Identify verbal, physical, and situational cues that indicate how others may feel.

2A.2b.   Describe the expressed feelings and perspectives of others.


B:  Recognize individual and group similarities and differences.

2B.2a.    Identify differences among and contributions of various social and cultural groups.

2B.2b.   Demonstrate how to work effectively with those who are different from oneself.


C: Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.

2C.2a.    Describe approaches for making and keeping friends. 

2C.2b.   Analyze ways to work effectively in groups.


D. Demonstrate an ability to prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.

2D.2a.   Identify problems and conflicts commonly experienced by peers.

2D.2b.   Apply constructive approaches in resolving conflicts.



A: Consider ethical, safety, and societal factors in making decisions.

3A.2a.    Demonstrate the ability to respect the rights of self and others.

3A.2b.   Demonstrate knowledge of how social norms affect decision making and behavior.


B:  Apply decision-making skills to deal responsibly with daily academic and social situations.

3B.2a.    Identify and perform roles that contribute to the school community.

3B.2b.   Generate alternative solutions and evaluate their consequences for a range of academic and social situations.


C. Contribute to the well-being of one’s school and community.

3C.2a.    Identify and perform roles that contribute to the school community.

3C.2b.   Identify and perform roles that contribute to one’s local community.