Mistake Monsters: a social story unit
Mistakes are frustrating and embarrassing. Kids make lots of mistakes. In this cute story, Jake has a dream about monsters who makes mistakes, but have three strategies to manage the mistakes with a smile! Jake applies what he learned from the mistake monsters in his dream 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:
★ Mistakes Monsters starring Jake – full page social story
★ Mistakes Monsters starring Jake and ME – full page customizable social story
★ Application Page: What should I do – match mistake to monster advice
★ Application Page: When should I – write a scenario when you should use monster advice
★ Behavior Contract
★ Reward coupons
★ Award Certificate
★ Classroom wall or locker poster
Table of Contents:
Page 1: Unit Cover page
Page 2-18 Mistakes Monsters starring Jake
Page 19-35: Mistakes Monsters starring Jake and ME
Page 36: Application Page: What should I do?
Page 37: Application Page: When should I
Page 38: Behavior Contract
Page 39: Reward Coupons
Page 40: Award Certificate
Page 41: Classroom wall or locker poster
Page 42: Credits
Recommendations for using this unit:
Mistakes Monsters starring Jake INSTRUCTIONAL – this book is to teach a student what to do when they make mistakes.
Mistakes Monsters starring Jake and ME CUSTOMIZABLE - Help the student start to apply the lessons in everyday home situations in their own words 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.
Application Pages These are worksheets to help you apply the strategies to everyday situations.
Reward Coupons: Hand these out when you catch your student(s) applying the strategies taught in this book. Give to other teachers who might also catch the student improving!
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 and communicating their progress to their parents. Send the child to the principal for positive reinforcement to either show off or receive the award.
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