Some students shut down when work is hard. They may become unresponsive or they may tantrum in response to our efforts. Use this little book when the child is calm. Talk through the plan. Pre-teach the next new activity by reading the book, then, with the child, find some portion of the work that the child can do. Take small steps toward the larger goal. Focus on the effort rather than perfection.
(The product “Afraid to Try” is similar to this one. Both could be used to reinforce the concept of overcoming the fear of trying new things. Be sure and check out this product also.)
Social stories are an entertaining format that children can relate to. They are a basis for discussion and can be used over and over. These stories state the problem, why it's a problem, and what to do about it.
Print and fold this Little Book as many times as you like (Folding instructions included). Send a copy home so parents can read it with their child and reinforce your efforts in school. If a copy is damaged, print another. Collect an assortment of these little social story books and allow your students to read the books whenever they like.
You can even LAMINATE the books so they will survive even the most challenging students! (See the FAQ included for hints on how to do this.)
INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
> My Work is Too Hard – LITTLE BOOK (3½x4¼ inches when folded)-color
> My Work is Too Hard – BIGGER BOOK (8½x5 inches when folded)-color
> My Work is Too Hard – BIGGER BOOK (8½x5 inches when folded)-Blackline
> My Work is Too Hard – POWER POINT version – 9 slides total
> POSTER – Make a Plan - color & Blackline 8½x11 paper
> POSTER – When Work Is Hard – color & Blackline 8½x11 paper
> TABLE TOP SIGN – When Work Is Hard – clolr & Blackline 8½x11 paper
> PUNCH CARDS – color & Blackline 8½x11 Cardstock (recommended)
> HELP! – Product Instructions, How to Fold, How To Print, FAQ
(Look at the preview before purchasing to be sure this social story supports your need.)
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