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This product includes 12 different fictional readings related to various social skills/dilemma situations. They are great articles to help students identify various social skills played out in various situations. The articles cover a specific social skill and are designed to leave the reader with a dilemma like situation to allow them to practice their critical thinking and analysis skills.
Each article is four paragraphs long (about half a page) and then the student will answer various WH- Questions in relation to the reading. On the same page, there are a total of 12 short answer questions directly related to the article (Two Who, What, When, Where, Why, & How questions). On the second page, there are 8 more open ended questions which are designed for self-reflection of the topic discussed.
Here is a list of the titles of the articles along with their respective social skill:
1. “He Won’t Share Anything” (Sharing)
2. “Something Smells In Here” (Hygiene)
3. “Rachel Knows It All” (Patience)
4. “Follow The Recipe” (Following Instructions)
5. “How Rude!” (Manners)
6. “It’s Not My Fault” (Accepting Responsibility)
7. “Come On, You Can Do It (Participation)
8. “Just Not My Day (Controlling Anger)
9. “Viva Mexico” (Trying New Things)
10. “There’s No Solution” (Compromising)
11. “I’m Not Like You” (Accepting Differences)
12. “Sharing Is Not Caring (Respecting Property)
This purchase includes all of these articles in their original Microsoft Word format in case you would like to modify a few things for your specific needs. All of the articles are also available in PDF formats for easy printing as well.
These articles are great practice in exploring various social skills and dilemma like situations so the student can practice critical thinking skills. These can be useful for teachers, social workers, writing centers or parents to help children understand social skills and open the door to various behavioral situations.
If you have any questions, comments, or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to ask and thank you very much for checking out this purchase.
P.S. Here is a link to a similar document that is more related to ethical dilemmas in case you might be interested as well: