This is a short social story about following directions the first time. The language is very simple, and this story is appropriate for students in preK-1st grade, as well as older students with special needs (developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, etc.). Listening and following directions are such important skills for students to master, and every teacher knows that when students follow directions the first time, we can all get more done!
A reflection page is included at the end for students to draw and reflect on how they can follow directions the first time.
If you enjoy this social story, please check out my shop and my SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) lessons on Following Directions. The two lesson plans currently posted can be used for whole class or small group instruction, and are appropriate for students in primary grades as well as special education students.
Following directions, special education, school counseling, classroom guidance, counseling groups, small group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, academic skills, SEL lessons, social emotional learning lessons, social-emotional learning lessons, classroom routines, multi-step directions, classroom management