Looking for a great lesson plan on helping kids manage anger? These anger social story templates are perfect for any classroom and grade level! There are empty templates for you to add your own written story as well. Directing kids to appropriate behavior in social situations can be hard.
On this blog, I talk a lot about social skills activities. They are so important and I believe, a foundational component of any curriculumn.
Social narrative stories and social scripts are a great way for help young people with special needs and on the autism spectrum in particular identify with their feelings and in turn learn how to manage them.
Printable social stories
If you’re a classroom teacher, chances are that you’ve used social stories in the classroom and beyond. I have even used my own social story print outs at home.
Today, I’ll be sharing a social story mini book on anger. You can find lots of free social stories. The important thing about these stories, is that they appeal to younger ages.
Not many special needs kids understand social norms. Sometimes, I could even use comic strip conversations to help them understand the content in a more kid friendly way.
Social story example
If you’re looking for super simple examples to help kids identify with their feelings and learn appropriate ways to help them manage them, these social story books are perfect for that. These short stories will help kids understand social interactions in a fun way.
They will appeal to the needs of your students and help them with appropriate responses.
For instance, when anger strikes, we could teach kids to re-direct their behavior towards something positive like a deep breath and giving themselves kind words.
Focus board slips
This free social story also includes a focus board, this can be laminated and re-used each time the student experiences the anger emotion.
For instance, if they feel angry and start using swear words, you could have them choose to play with dough.
Social skills worksheets for autism. These are perfect journals for younger kids.
They pick this card and place it on the board. They will also identify with how they feel after they have done this behavior.
They can repeat this activity for as long as they need to feel calm again.
For some students, this could be a new experience for them. It’s a great way to incorporate social emotional learning in your classroom with young children.
I also like to create visual schedules, it’s a great way to help kids actually see what their next steps are. See this fantastic post on how to create a visual schedule here.
More social skills activities you might like:
- List of Social Skills to Include at Any Elementary Level
- Fun Virtual Social Emotional Learning Activities
- 50 Goals for Social Skills to Add to Your IEPs
- Teaching Social Emotional Skills to Preschool: 10 Super Easy Books on Kindness
Good social story for anger management
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Check out this activity on anger management which will also help you teach kids to manage their emotions well.
If you like to use social stories with your students, I’ve bundles 12 fun social stories you can get in just one download. Click the picture to check them out!
Anger Social Story Template
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