Social Skills Story And Activities | I Can Be Flexible | 3rd-5th Grade or Ability

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Is your school moving to Distance Learning/Remote Teaching? If so, this resource may be helpful to you. And to help you teach remotely, you may use this resource by sharing it digitally with your students via a screen share or by sending the resource directly to your students through email. This is a modification of my regular terms of use. It will remain during the school closures. I hope it is helpful to you during this challenging time.

Flexible Thinking is a very important social skill. Social Skills Stories are a great way to teach important skills to children who are struggling to understand a particular social concept such as Flexible Thinking.

Social Skills Stories use clear, concise language to break down information into small, explicit steps that help children understand what they should or should not do in a given situation.

Skill Builders activities and visual supports/coloring book companion will help your students build the skills they need, in order to use the information presented in the story more successfully.

This story will help children who tend to have Stuck Thinking and have a difficult time understanding why they should consider other people's perspectives, i.e. be Flexible.

Reading this social story will help children understand what it means to be flexible and to think flexibly.

The story offers children the needed practice, repetition and explicit teaching to increase their flexibility, enabling them to experience more Successful Social Relationships through improved social skills and Perspective Taking.

Read frequently and reinforce by discussing real life examples of children (and adults) being flexible and how it made others feel.

After reading the story, use the activity cards to check student comprehension of what it means to be "flexible" in a variety of situations: Sports, With Friends, At Home, At School.

This Resource Is Helpful For:

Social Workers/Psychologists:
Use this story with students who have a difficult time thinking flexibly and get stuck in their own way of thinking.
Special Educators:
Use this story with students on your caseload who engage in challenging behavior when they can not get their way because they have difficulty thinking flexibly.
Regular Education Teachers:
Use this story with students in your class who have difficulty thinking flexibly, causing them to have social or academic challenges.


Included Please Find:   45 Pages


Story: Color Social Story, Great For The Classroom

Coloring Book Companion: Black & White Social Story, Great To Color In While Reading and/or Send Home For Generalization

Skill Builder Activity: 4 Pages of Activity Cards For Comprehension Across Settings

Animated PowerPoint: The Same Story In An Animated PowerPoint. Great For Distance Learning!




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