“I Can Stay Checked In” is a story that breaks down and describes the specific skills involved in paying attention to the teacher and task in the classroom. It can be used to introduce and teach these behaviors to the whole group, or as an intervention delivered within the small group or individual setting to children who demonstrate difficulty paying attention in the classroom. Written at the fourth grade level, it is appropriate for use with students both younger and older.
Special Education Teachers can include “I Can Stay Checked In” as part of a plan to implement IEP goals targeting attending or work production skills or for delivering the proactive instruction prescribed in a student’s behavior plan. General Education teachers will find it to be a valuable tool for addressing inattentive behavior children in their classes might demonstrate.
In addition to the story itself, this product also includes a teaching guide which explains how to implement the strategy, an anchor chart which lists the discrete skills presented in the narrative and worksheets to extend and reinforce the learning.