Being a Good Friend Social Story and activities EDITABLE


Total Pages 36 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 days


Being a Good Friend Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This social story on being a good friend addresses what it means and looks like to be a good friend in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are 2 versions of this story to reach more learning levels of your students. One uses real photos and one uses picture symbols.


There is also a circle map, sorting, and spelling activity to extend this story even further.



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Being a Good Friend Social Story Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Being a Good Friend book (PowerPoint) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to book in google slides (editable)


Being a Good Friend Activities:


  • 19 page story using photos (editable)
  • 11 page student booklet
  • Circle map to illustrate what a good friend looks like
  • Sorting good and bad ways to treat a friend
  • Spelling activity that is differentiated

Teaching students appropriate behavior and response/reactions to various situations is a challenge we face as special education teachers. This is why I feel it is so critical to teach these skills in a safe, non-stressful situation, NOT while the behavior is occurring. If you target and protect instructional time to teach these social skills, you are more likely to see them transfer to naturally occurring settings. I know there never seems to be enough time to teach what you need to in a school day, but you will not be sorry if you put time aside every day to work on building better social skills in a thoughtful and structured manner. My hope is that these social stories and related activities will make that task a little easier for you.

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I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.

★★★I have many other social stories available (too many to list here). Just click on the social studies tab to the left in my store.

Please check out my blog page on social stories:

My Thoughts on Social Stories for more ideas on how to use this resource and one of my biggest “aha” moments as a teacher.

I also have some FREE video resources you may find helpful when using social stories:

Social Stories: A Powerful Behavior Management Tool

Writing Your Own Social Stories