Social Stories for Completing Work

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

Social stories can be used to teach students about desired behaviors, such as following rules, communicating appropriately and turning in completed work. In this lesson you will find social stories about completing work.

You Didn't Finish?

How often do you get unfinished work from a student? Some students have trouble finishing their work. In this lesson are sample social stories that deal with this issue. Social stories teach about a desired behavior by explaining when and why the behavior is expected and giving strategies for performing the behavior.

I'm Tired of Doing This!

I'm sitting here adding fractions for my math homework. I'm so tired of adding fractions.

Yesterday, my teacher gave us ten fraction problems for homework. I got tired of doing them, so I only did seven problems.

Today, my teacher gave us ten more fraction problems for homework. But she said I also have to do the problems I didn't finish yesterday, so I have thirteen fraction problems! That's too many.

Today I'm going to finish all of these homework problems, because I don't want to have to do them again tomorrow!

How to Finish My Homework

I just came home from school, and I need to do my homework. I don't like homework, so I have come up with a way to help me finish my homework more quickly.

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