Following the Rules with Captain Pete and Pirate Ronnie: a social story unit
Following the rules is frustrating to a kid. Nobody wants to be told what to do. In this fun unit, kids learn WHY they should follow the rules. The instructional story tells the adventures of Ronnie and his pirate friends who forget and even choose not to follow Captain Pete's rules. Captain Pete patiently teaches the pirates that rules are a good thing. The social stories tells how Ronnie applies what he learned in the pirate story to everyday situations at home and school. The customizable book allows you to talk through social situations inserting your student's thoughts and strategies.
This comprehensive unit includes:
★ Following the Rules starring Captain Pete – full page Instructional version
★ Following the Rules starring Ronnie - a full page social story version
★ Following the Rules starring Ronnie and ME – a full page customizable version
★ Reward Coupons: I Got Caught Following the Rules
★ Behavior Contract: redeem 3 coupons
★ Behavior Contract: redeem 5 coupons
★ Award Certificate
★ Classroom wall or locker poster
★ Behavior Tracking Chart
Table of Contents:
Page 1: Unit Cover page
Page 2-11: Following the Rules starring Captain Pete (instructional)
Page 12-24: Following the Rules starring Ronnie (social story)
Page 25-37: Following the Rules starring Ronnie & ME (customizable)
Page 38: Reward Coupons: Caught Following the Rules
Page 39: Behavior Contract: redeem 3 coupons
Page 40: Behavior Contract: redeem 5 coupons
Page 41: Award Certificate
Page 42: Classroom wall or locker poster
Page 43: Credits
Page 1: Behavior Tracking Chart - customizable
Recommendations for using this unit:
Captain Pete = INSTRUCTIONAL – this book is to teach a student what happens when they DO follow the rules and what happens when they DON’T follow the rules.
Pirate Ronnie = Traditional SOCIAL STORY - Help the student start to apply the lessons in everyday home situations.
Ronnie and ME = CUSTOMIZABLE After reading the instruction and social story versions, guide the student through customizing a book with their own feelings. Talk them through drawing their own facial expressions. Spend time in front of a mirror practicing facial expressions. Send this copy with the student to read whenever he/she needs a reminder.
Coupons: give to all the student’s teachers to reinforce the goal. When a student collects a coupon, document it on the behavior contract. Use them for the whole class with your own incentive program.
Behavior contracts: use these to set goals, incentivize your students, and record data for Behavior Intervention Plans, IEP, or simply reporting to parents. You can record coupons that the student redeems on the contract.
Award certificate: use to reward students for achieving their goal.
Classroom wall poster: post somewhere visible to remind your student even when you are not around or print 4/page, laminate, and use as a desk card
Behavior Tracking ChartWatch behavior trends is very insightful. On the left hand side, insert times in increments of your choice (i.e. 8:00, 8:20, 8:40, 9:00 or 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 …) or insert class names (ELA, Math, Lunch, Spanish, etc.). Mark a smiley face, check mark, or color the space green when the student did indeed follow directions. Mark an x, leave the space blank, or color the space red when the student forgets or chooses not to follow directions. If you see patterns, write a behavior contract to improve the undesirable behavior. If this document will travel with your students to other teachers, consider getting a folder or clipboard and training all the teachers how to use it.