These social skills packs are game-changers in the primary classroom!
Time spent introducing and discussing expectations and procedures is time well spent, and now you'll have all your social stories and activities together in one pack for the entire school year!
What's Included In Each Social Story Pack?
Each story topic has a one-week suggested day plan to introduce and reinforce concepts. The activities repeat for each story, so even very young students can become familiar with the formats and focus on the skill being taught.
You can teach the skills in any order and also pick and choose which activities you wish to do.
This character education bundle contains 32 different social skills topics. Each topic has a pack of 20+ activities that repeat throughout the whole bundle:
★ Teacher script to read aloud (questions embedded to guide conversation)
★ Full color reference posters
★ 6-page story book to add to your class library, or present as an e-book (includes thinking questions) There are two versions: first person and third person narrative.
★ Discussion Cards to use as conversation starters or to use as journal prompts
★ Mini-book (one page foldable) of the social story for students to color and fill in the speech bubble dialogue
★ Partner Play: a 3-person play to read or perform with the class to reinforce concepts
★ Paper characters; cut out and assemble the characters to act out the story
★ Make A Comic : Students fill in the comic and draw/write about their own connections to the topic, including how the might feel and what kind of self-talk they could use in that situation (emotions pictures for reference)
★ Sorting choices activity
★ Mini-Flip Book - writing about personal experiences with the topic
★ Social Skills Game Board - students answer each question they land on as a review of the discussion questions.
★ Printing / tracing pages to reinforce each skill
★ Journal prompts writing pages
★ Paper watches to cut, color and wear
★ Editable reward coupons for each social story
★ Social story strips for student reference (first person)
These were designed for students who are struggling with social skills and self management, but these will benefit ALL the students in your room, and create a positive, peaceful environment.
The following stories are available individually.
★ Taking Good Care Of Belongings
★ Personal Space
★ I Can Focus On My Tasks
★ I Can Keep Trying (Practice and Perseverance)
★ I Can Share
★ I-Feel Messages for Conflict Resolution
★ Appropriate Behavior In The Hallway
★ I Am A Problem Solver
★ I Have Good Manners
★ Following Playground Rules
★ Asking To Play
★ Including Others
★ Giving My Best Effort
★ Smooth Transitions
★ Taking Turns
★ Substitute Teacher
★ Lining Up Quietly
★ Washing Hands/Prevent Spreading Germs
★ Being Kind
★ Saying Sorry
★ Respecting Differences - culture/appearance/ability
★ Spelling Strategies - stretch the word, listen for sounds, guess and move on
There have been many updates to add additional resources to this bundle!
Please note that the extra activities are available in the bundle only, not in single packs.
Individual Story packs with over 20 pgs each: $3.95 each
32 story packs bought individually = $126.00
Full Year 32 Stories Bundle Price = $86.00 (Save $40.00)
★ With this bundle, you can relax and know that all of the most essential social skills are covered through the year, and everything is done for you - just print and go! These can be used in any order, so if you feel there is a particular topic that needs addressing right away, you can pull that topic out and use over a week's worth of activities to reinforce your concepts.
Click the preview button above to see more pictures and details of what's inside!
Each update with new materials is FREE for you when you already own this bundle! I am continuously adding new content in order to make this the most comprehensive bundle possible. Please note these are complete packs that are added to the bundle only, not separated to add to the single sets.
The list below details what's been added so far:
★ ★ UPDATE 1 - I've added a BONUS pack of SINGLE PAGE SOCIAL STORIES POSTERS that match the stories included. There are specifically designed for younger students because I have added more specific illustrations to more closely match each part of the social story. Great for desk companions or posting on the wall as reference.
★ ★ UPDATE 2 - I've added a BONUS pack of EDITABLE Social Skills Reward Coupons that match the stories included, as well as a set of reusable reward coupons for classroom management!
★ ★ UPDATE 3 - I've added a BONUS pack of Social Skills WATCHES for students to cut out and wear that match the stories included. These are perfect to remind students of specific social skills, and to wear home so parents can reinforce concepts.
★ ★ UPDATE 4 - I've added a BONUS pack of Social Skills WRITING PROMPT TEMPLATES that match the stories included. These are simple journal pages to reinforce or assess students' understanding of concepts.
★ ★ UPDATE 5- I've added a BONUS pack of 32 Social Skills PRINTING pages that match the stories included. This set is perfect to differentiate your writing tasks for younger students in your classroom.
★ ★ UPDATE 6 - I've added a BONUS pack of 32 Social Skills TRACING pages that match the 32 stories included. This set is perfect to differentiate your writing tasks for younger students.
★ ★ UPDATE 7 - I've added a BONUS pack of 32 Printable Social Stories that are written in FIRST PERSON. These are similar to the original set of social stories, but the writing is in first person. The illustrations are also more specific to the text for more visual understanding of the stories for non-readers. You may wish to print this version of stories instead of the ones included in the original packs.
WHAT ARE SOCIAL STORIES?
Social stories are simple stories that describe common situations that occur frequently in the classroom. They describe the situation, possible feelings that may occur, self-talk strategies that can be helpful, and the desired outcomes. These stories have been especially helpful for my younger students, students with autism or students with disruptive behavioural issues.
WHY ARE SOCIAL STORIES HELPFUL?
★ Social stories help clarify positive and expected social behaviours regarding routines, directions and peer interaction
★ Social stories reinforce shared emotions we all have, and how to cope with them in positive ways
★ Social stories teach and practice self-talk as a way to manage big emotions and reactions
★ Social stories help students cope with change, transitions, conflict and other distressing events
★ Social stories help students with behavioural needs gain skills in recognizing social cues and build meaningful friendships
All of the social story teacher packs can be kept in a large binder for easy access. Each story can be pulled out quickly as needed for a quick lesson, or simply refer to the class posters for reminders and review.
*Please note that single sets are available (see clickable stories in the list above). Please note that single sets include over 20 pages each, but do not include the additional updates materials (watches, printing, awards, tracing, first person stories pack) listed above as they are included as extras for the bundle only.
Covers cover topics like Self-Management, Conflict Resolution, Growth Mindset, Kindness and Friendship, Inclusion and Anti-Bullying, Making Good Choices, and more. (Grab a free emotions activity in the preview.)
These are discussion starters for quick lessons each day of the school year. There's a format for each day of the week, and all the pages can be printed out as journal prompts as well. Editable versions included!
This is a printable social story depicting whimsical monsters explaining different calm down strategies! This is a growing collection of stories that offers printable stories and also audio versions! How Monsters Show Emotions
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