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Ch 4: Emotions & Friendship Social Stories

About This Chapter

This engaging teacher resource chapter offers social stories about friendship and emotions to use with your special education students. These resources provide information about and sample social stories that you can use as part of your classroom instruction.

Emotions & Friendship Social Stories - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers a variety of social stories on emotions and friendship specifically designed for special education students. You'll find overviews of how to use social stories in special ed instruction as well as social stories on frustration, patience, being flexible, making friends and more. These resources can be accessed as many times as you'd like, on any computer or mobile device.

How It Helps

  • Helps students understand: These social stories resources help you address important social concepts with your students in a way that makes them approachable and easy to conceptualize.
  • Makes planning simple: Having social story examples all in one place makes lesson planning easy and reduces research time.
  • Addresses tough subjects: Our lessons address issues that some students may be concerned about, such as separation anxiety, unexpected changes and anger, in a way that helps them understand how to work through these challenging emotions.

Skills Covered

In this chapter, you'll review social stories on a variety of friendship and emotion subjects, including the following:

  • Anxiety, separation anxiety, anger and frustration
  • Feelings, respect, being flexible and unexpected changes
  • Patience, staying calm and making mistakes
  • Friendship, making friends and conversation

20 Lessons in Chapter 4: Emotions & Friendship Social Stories
Conversation Social Stories

1. Conversation Social Stories

Social stories are excellent tools for teaching a variety of interpersonal skills. In this lesson, you will find samples of social stories that teach conversational skills.

Social Stories for Playing with Friends

2. Social Stories for Playing with Friends

Learning to play with friends is so important, but it can also come with challenges for many students. This lesson offers social stories that teach students about playing with friends.

Social Stories on Winning & Losing

3. Social Stories on Winning & Losing

Winning and losing can be really challenging for students with disabilities that impact their socialization. This lesson offers social stories that will help with winning and losing.

Social Stories for Not Getting What You Want

4. Social Stories for Not Getting What You Want

It can be really hard for kids to learn how to handle not getting what they want! This lesson offers social stories you can use to help your students think through and respond to this experience.

Social Stories for Being Bossy

5. Social Stories for Being Bossy

Social stories can be a powerful tool in helping children change their behavior. Let's look at a couple of examples of stories about kids who have a hard time getting along with peers because they are bossy.

Social Stories for Telling Jokes

6. Social Stories for Telling Jokes

Learning about appropriate ways to tell jokes is an important social skill for students to develop. This lesson offers social stories that help students understand the nuances and emotions involved in joke-telling.

Social Stories on Not Getting Your Way

7. Social Stories on Not Getting Your Way

It can be challenging for students when things don't go exactly as they hoped they would. This lesson helps your students work through such situations by offering social stories related to not getting your way.

Social Stories for Anger

8. Social Stories for Anger

Anger is one of the most difficult emotions children have to handle, yet it is inevitable that they will face it at some point. These social stories will help your students learn more about anger management.

Making Mistakes Social Stories

9. Making Mistakes Social Stories

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, but different people respond to mistakes very differently. The social stories in this lesson will help your students with special needs think about what they can learn from their mistakes.

Social Stories on Respect

10. Social Stories on Respect

How do you teach students about respect? Try social stories. In this lesson you will read social stories that you can use or adapt to teach your students about respect.

Social Stories on Friendship

11. Social Stories on Friendship

Friendships have their ups and downs, and common problems between friends can be particularly difficult to handle for students with ADHD or autism. This lesson discusses and provides examples of social stories that you can use to help your students avoid these problems.

Social Stories for Friendship

12. Social Stories for Friendship

Making friends is not easy for all students, but working on it is always worthwhile. This lesson offers social stories that will teach your students about friendship, how it works and why it matters.

Social Stories for Sharing

13. Social Stories for Sharing

Sharing can be very hard for students, especially young students. In this lesson there are some social stories you can use to help students learn about sharing.

Social Stories for Feelings

14. Social Stories for Feelings

Some students with social and cognitive disabilities struggle understanding their feelings. If your students need to learn about feelings, try using some of the social stories in this lesson.

Social Stories on Patience

15. Social Stories on Patience

Learning to have patience is difficult for everyone. In this lesson, you will find some social stories that can be used to help students understand when and how they need to practice patience.

Social Stories for Frustration

16. Social Stories for Frustration

Social stories can be used to teach students about their emotions. In this lesson, you will find social stories designed to teach students about frustration.

Social Stories About Anxiety

17. Social Stories About Anxiety

Many students get anxiety but don't understand how it impacts them or their behavior. In this lesson, we'll look at what a social story is and several examples of social stories to address student anxiety.

Social Stories for Making Friends

18. Social Stories for Making Friends

Social stories can be used as a teaching tool for a variety of skills and situations. In this lesson, you will find social stories about making friends.

Staying Calm Social Stories

19. Staying Calm Social Stories

Learning to stay calm amid stress or excitement can be really challenging for some students with special needs. The social stories in this lesson can give your students ideas about why and how to stay calm.

Social Stories for Taking Turns

20. Social Stories for Taking Turns

Taking turns is an important skill for students to develop when they are going to be spending time with others. The social stories in this lesson help students think through strategies and challenges involved in taking turns.

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