While students are in school to learn all about letters, numbers, and colors, they are actually learning all about life. So, they see why it is essential to share, wash hands, and how to react when we are upset. Additionally, they practice compromising and collaborating with many different people while following directions. Students learn so much in school that it can be challenging to take everything in. Thankfully, the Social Skills Monster Stories are ready to help! By using these stories to teach social skills, students learn new concepts in fun, exciting, and meaningful ways!
Importance of Social Skills Stories
Books allow students to travel the world. Additionally, they allow students to connect with characters and learn all about life. So, using stories to teach social skills creates an impactful way to teach students essential concepts. Students can relate to characters, identify similar situations, and store helpful information to apply in the future!
Students love monsters! Whether they are scary or silly, there is always so much excitement when talking about monsters. So, silly monsters are the focus of this 16-week social skills program! They will explore and illustrate how to react, behave, and handle situations that students will experience.
Each unit includes a 12-page story that teachers can print or use digitally. Additionally, there are 5 lesson plans for activities focusing on an essential social skill. Students will work on journal templates, vocabulary sorting, and anchor charts. There are many assorted activities, such as partner plays, simple art projects, flip books, comics, and game boards. This helps students focus on one skill at a time through fun and engaging activities.
Teachers will love using stories to teach social skills with these fun, lighthearted lessons!
Social Skill Topics
There are so many essential social-emotional topics for students to learn. However, they are all crucial as life presents different situations for students to react to. So, using these stories to teach social skills allows students to focus on one aspect at a time. They will love building their knowledge and comfort of new and unfamiliar situations, one story at a time!
1. How Monsters Show Emotions (identifying expressions and body language)
3. How Monsters Stop Germs From Spreading (hand washing, etc.)
4. How Monsters Calm Down (calm down strategies)
5. How Monsters Respect Diversity (celebrating differences)
6. How Monsters Give Compliments (Friendship Circles)
7. How Monsters Spread Kindness (Examples and benefits of kind acts)
8. How Monsters Focus On Tasks (Concentration Strategies)
9. How Monsters Say Sorry (When and how to apologize when you make a mistake)
10. How Monsters Have Manners (Examples and importance of being polite)
11. How Monsters Solve Problems (8 actionable problem-solving strategies for kids)
12. How Monsters Have Personal Space (Respecting personal space)
13. How Monsters Persevere (Keep trying even when it’s hard, and the power of YET)
14. How Monsters Follow Rules (Following directions and class rules)
15. How Monsters Use Math Strategies (Using math strategies to help with frustration)
16. How Monsters Learn From Mistakes (Mistakes are okay; we can learn from them.)
Social Skill Review
Students will learn many essential concepts to apply in their lives. So, it is crucial to know they understand the topic when using stories to teach social skills. Thankfully, each book includes a collection of yes or no questions to reinforce the concept and understanding. Students will love a solid review of the skill, such as developing empathy and handling emotions, to ensure they fully understand the topic.
More Ways to Use Social Stories
Honestly, there are not enough words to explain how crucial it is for students to learn social skills. They must understand why we need to respect diversity, talk out our feelings, and be polite. So, check out the Ultimate Social Skills Bundle! It includes 32 printable social stories and lessons! Each story is 6 pages long, and there are tons of engaging, interactive activities for students to apply the information. This includes partner plays, mini-books, printing pages, crafts, and more.
Students learn best in a calm, peaceful environment. However, classrooms can become chaotic with so many personalities in one room. Thankfully, the Social Skills Monster Stories prepare students for life inside and outside the classroom! Using stories to teach social skills allows students to learn essential social-emotional concepts in fun and lighthearted ways.
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