Social stories are individualized short stories about a social situation that children may encounter at any time. They use words and/or images to explain interactions, behaviors, and social skills. Social stories should be brief and use positive language, avoiding words such as “don’t”, “can’t”, and “won’t”. For this activity, teachers will read aloud the social story below, choose a different one to share, or have students write their own. Next, students will create a 4-6 cell storyboard that illustrates each part of the story.
Example social story: I love to run when I play outside. It makes me feel good. Sometimes I want to run inside the school, but it is dangerous. I want to keep myself and others safe, so I walk when I am inside. My teacher is happy that I am walking in the building, and that makes me feel good.
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Objective: Create a storyboard that tells and illustrates a social story.
Grade Level 3-4
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards
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