For my first Social Story Freebie I have chosen to share my Being a Good Friend Social Story. This one was especially important a couple years ago in my classroom because I had several girls who could be quite catty! You will find that my social stories are very simple and just outline the basic do's and don'ts related to that topic. Feel free to toss any pages that you feel don't apply to your kiddos.
For each social story I also made sorting cards. The sorts then give a bunch of "good" and "bad" choices for students to sort. I typically have them sort them during timeout. I have included a free sorting mat where students can cut out the sorting cards and paste them in the correct area. However, I use these often and I prefer students do the sort quickly so they can return to class so I made reuseable sorts.
To make the sorts reusable, I printed the sorting cards on cardstock and laminated them. Then, I attached velcro to the back of each card. Next, I used a long file folder and made one side "good choices" and the other side "bad choices" (you can use the sorting mat headers below as the folder headers... that's what I did!). I made an extra copy of the social story book cover and used it as the sorting folder cover. Then, I laminated the file folder and put velcro dots on the inside under each heading.
Click on the links below each picture to take you to the pdf... ENJOY! and stop back next week for another Social Story FREEBIE!!
|Being a Good Friend Social Story|
|Being a Good Friend Choices Sorting Cards|
|Choices Sorting Mat|