Cursing Social Story and Activities

Total Pages: 48
File Size: 2 MB



This social story addresses the issue of cursing by asking students to Choose the Best Word. It was developed for students with impulse control issues in middle and high school. The activities help you reinforce and practice this concept in a more generalized way. It also enables you to use this unit with your entire class or just one student. The teaching suggestions will give you additional support in making the most of these materials.

✳✳✳ I recently wrote a detailed blog post about how to deal with this issue. Read more here: Dealing with Profanity in the Classroom.



  • Teaching suggestions
  • 18 page social story using photos
  • 14 page BW social story booklet
  • Circle map (to choose appropriate reactions)
  • Sorting good and bad choices
  • Circle the best word
  • Power cards (visual reminders students can carry with them)


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