Social Story: When Angry, Stay Calm

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Do you have an angry, explosive little kiddo? When your student gets upset or frustrated, does he have a toolbox of strategies to stay calm or does he explode? In this story, everything makes Andy and Annie angry, but their cousin teaches them 2 strategies to stay calm. The unit includes the social story with a fill-in-the-blank version for students to insert themselves into the story.

This unit includes:
★ Instructional Social Story
★ Personalized Social Story
★ Strategy Posters – 3 styles (8.5x11)
★ Award Certificate
★ Choice Boards – color, BW,
★ Choice Board Options (16 strategies to pick from)
★ A-B-C chart
★ Teacher – Student Interview for analyzing anger
★ Stay Calm Self Evaluation
★ Weekly & Daily Behavior Tracking charts

Zip folder Table of Contents:
TPT Social Story Stay Calm When Angry
Page 1: Unit Cover page
Page 2-28: Instructional Social Story
Page 29-55: Personalized Social story (Fill-in-the-blank)
Page 56-58: Strategy Poster – 3 styles
Page 59: Award Certificate
Page 60: Choice Board - color
Page 61: Choice Board – black/white
Page 62: Choice Board Options – 16 strategies
Page 63: Choice Board Options – blank, write in your own
Page 64: Thanks and Credits
TPT Stay Calm A-B-C Chart
TPT EXTRA Teacher Student Interview
TPT Stay Calm Self-Evaluation
TPT Stay Calm Chart
Page 1: weekly chart
Page 2: daily chart

Recommendations for using this unit:
Instructional Social Story: Print and put in a sleeve protector. Keep your book in a three-ring binder. Print 4 or 6 slides per page then cut and staple to create mini books. Looks great in color or grayscale!
Personalized Social Story: Print this full size (one slide per 8.5x11) for students to have adequate room to write their thoughts and feelings in the blanks of the story.
Classroom wall posters: post somewhere visible to remind your student even when you are not around or print 4/page, laminate, and use as a desk card. Send home to provide continuity in strategies being taught. Print multiple times!!!
Choice Boards & Posters: Different strategies work for different students that’s why we provided 16 different choices and a blank board for you to truly tailor this to your student. Print in black/white to save money!
Award certificate: use to reward students for achieving their goal (found on the daily and weekly charts) and communicate growth with parents.
Teacher-Student Interview: Analyze your student’s anger by learning the triggers and techniques that make them tick and tick them off! Keep this data with you’re A-B-C logs and use for FBAs (Functional Behavior Assessments)
Stay Calm Self-Evaluation: Use this scale to teach a child to self-monitor. Ask the child to point to where they are on the scale then coach them back to calm with their choice board or other strategies. It’s important to use this when the child is completely calm and really angry too so they can associate those feelings with the cues on the self-eval scale.
Staying Calm Chart: Use this to collect data on a daily or weekly basis. Use this to create an attainable goal and to track progress. Give copies to all your student’s teachers or create a traveling clipboard to collect data in multiple environments.
A-B-C Chart: Use this as a guide to record incidents. Record the antecedents (date, time, setting, and trigger). Then record the target behavior. This should only be used to collect data on the target behavior. Then record the Consequences and their effect.

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Social Story: When Angry, Stay Calm