"Sometimes I Feel Green" is a social narrative which introduces and explains the concept of behavioral escalation to students, based uponThe Incredible 5-Point Scale, a strategy created by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Beth Curtis.
This short story, which includes a number of visual supports, breaks down and presents concepts to students to help them become better able to recognize, identify and manage their emotions. Coping strategies for appropriately managing strong emotions are also introduced within the text.
"Sometimes I Feel Green" can be used as a part of a plan for implementing IEP goals targeting emotional regulation or included as a proactive strategy in a behavior support plan for teaching prosocial replacement behaviors. While the content area is highly relevant within most special education classrooms, the material it covers makes it valuable resource within the general education setting as well.