Eric Carle’s books excellently lend themselves to working on social skills. The comprehension interactive page can go onto a page or put it in a notebook. I prefer to use a notebook. You can use these to review what has been learned and to send home.
I have been teaching special education for 15 years. From Kindergarten to High School. Social skills groups have always
been a big part of my day.
I enjoy using books to jump start the lesson. I work with 2-3 children at a time. Games teach students to engage properly. They learn to share, win, lose and enjoy being with a friend.
I have included three memory games to use with a group and to help with differentiation. (I recommend copying the games on cardstock. My kids quickly figured out how they could see through the paper). I am always being taught lessons by my kids..
I have included an anchor chart to help students understand that their faces and their friends faces can tell us how they are feeling. An interactive page is included to work on this skill. This is very beneficial when helping students begin to pick up on social cues.
The feeling grouchy can be verbalized in several ways. There are 6 flashcards with synonyms for grouchy and 6 flashcards with antonyms to help with discussion. There are two papers that students can use to sort the words into synonyms and antonyms. ( I always sneak a writing activity in!) I have put in a longer response page also. One interactive page enables children to show their understanding by drawing pictures to show how the ladybug changed at the end of the story.
Interactive pages are made to use when working with a multi aged group or for you to choose which pages work best with your kids! The craft allows children to choose a face for the ladybug or use both!