This is one lesson of a series of lessons that teach social skills.
This lesson is based on an incident that happened in my classroom. A few weeks ago, one of my students threw the biggest fit you ever saw because he was not able to check out a book. I wrote this lesson to show my student how he should be act when he doesn’t get his way.
With this lesson, you will find a letter to the parent. This letter will inform the parent of what their child is learning at school and how they can reinforce those skills at home.
A short story is provided. In this investigation, we have students checking out books from their library. Each student can only have two books checked out. See what happens when Ron cannot check out a new book.
There are four differentiated assessments related to the social story. The first assessment has the student answering in sentences. If your student has the ability to write but has a difficult time writing a complete sentence, I suggest your student verbally dictating his answer to you. Your student could then copy their answer onto the paper. The second assessment is for students who are reluctant to write or have poor fine motor skills. This assessment has the student bubble their answer. If the student cannot read, go ahead and read the questions and answer choices to him. The third assessment is for the student to circle their answers. The fourth assessment is designed for your students who are younger or just learning emotions.
With this lesson, you will find “Emotion” puppets. There are four facial puppets of our main character, Ron. You can ask your students questions about how they would feel if they did this or that. Ask your students to hold up their emotion puppet to answer your question. This is a great way to assess if they know and understand emotions.
My students love to role play. In this lesson, I have provided printouts for your students to make stick puppets to reenact the story. The puppets are provided in both black and white, and in full color. Special thanks to www.mycutegraphics.com for the use of the graphics! There are puppets for all three characters in the story.
There is also a “Library Rules” poster that has three assessments. Remember, any “rule” can be used to teach social skills.