Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Social Stories

Social stories are simple, short stories that help set social skills and self care expectations.  They are beneficial to use with special education students, those struggling with behavior, and/or students on the autism spectrum.  If you are writing your own social stories here are a few tips:
  • Keep the language simple and easy to understand.  Consider the reading level of the student that you are targeting.
  • Keep the text literal.
  • Pictures are important.  You can insert clipart or have the student illustrate the story.  Also, taking pictures of the student correctly demonstrating the behavior and then inserting those pictures into the story is an effective method of providing visuals.
  • Keep in mind the purpose of the story.  What behavior or social skill is being targeted?  How it might make the student feel?  What might the student think?
I recently have added a packet on TpT that provides a bank of pages for classroom behavior social skills. 
CB Social Story

This packet includes illustrated pages:
CB Social Story
This packet also includes editable pages to allow students to illustrate.  Or, the user can insert actual pictures of the student in the story.
CB Social Story

For more information on what is included, visit my TpT store.  If you are writing your own social story good luck and have fun creating!

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