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This lesson utilizes vocabulary from Michelle Garcia Winner's SocialThinking curriculum. Included are 36 scenario cards depicting expected or unexpected behaviors, as well as a mini lesson outline to use when introducing the topic. I use this lesson with my social skills group (grades 2-4), but I think it would also be appropriate for older or younger children working on this skill.
I like to introduce the concept of expected and unexpected behaviors early in the year to my social skills group, because it lays the foundation for future social skills lessons (e.g., "Was that an expected way to react to your problem?" or "Your body isn't part of the group. That's unexpected," or "What are your friends thinking about your unexpected behavior?").
This download utilizes SymbolStix clipart (used with permission), which provides simple and concrete pictures. I love using this symbol system with my children who are on the autism spectrum, because the pictures are very straight forward.
If you use this lesson with your students, please leave feedback to let me know what worked or didn't work. Enjoy!