Listening Social Story and Activities EDITABLE


Listening is such an important skill, yet so difficult to teach.


This is a simple social story that first, reminds students how important it is to be a good listener, and second, some simple steps for students to follow to help them become better listeners.


This is a great back-to-school tool!


There are 2 versions of this story included to reach more learning levels in your class. The activities are perfect accompaniments to this unit and help students make more personal connections to the content.


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Listening 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:

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


Listening Activities:


  • 12 page social story with photos (editable)
  • 11 page BW student booklet
  • Circle map on being a good listener
  • Sequencing activity students can keep at their desk
  • Sorting activity


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.

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