ISBE SEL Grades 2-3

Targeted Grades 2-3 Social Emotional Learning Standards (SEL)
The grades 2-3 learning standards listed below draw directly from ISBE's Social and Emotional Learning Goals.


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

1A.1a.    Recognize and accurately label emotions and how they are linked to behavior.

1A.1b.    Demonstrate control of impulsive behavior.


B: Recognize personal qualities and external supports.

1B.1a.    Identify one’s likes and dislikes, needs and wants, strengths and challenges.

1B.1b.    Identify family, peer, school, and community strengths.


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

1C.1a.    Describe why school is important in helping students achieve personal goals.

1C.1b.    Identify goals for academic success and classroom behavior.



A: Recognize the feelings and perspectives of others.

2A.1a.    Recognize that others may experience situations differently from oneself.

2A.1b.   Use listening skills to identify the feelings and perspectives of others.


B:  Recognize individual and group similarities and differences.

2B.1a.    Describe the ways that people are similar and different.

2B.1b.   Describe positive qualities in others.


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

2C.1a.    Identify ways to work and play well with others. 

2C.1b.   Demonstrate appropriate social and classroom behavior.


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

2D.1a.   Identify problems and conflicts commonly experienced by peers.

2D.1b.   Identify approaches to resolving conflicts constructively.



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

3A.1a.    Explain why unprovoked acts that hurt others are wrong.

3A.1b.   Identify social norms and safety considerations that guide behavior.


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

3B.1a.    Identify a range of decisions that students make at school.

3B.1b.   Make positive choices when interacting with classmates.


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

3C.1a.    Identify and perform roles that contribute to one’s classroom.

3C.1b.   Identify and perform roles that contribute to one’s family.