Cursing Social Story and Activities Editable


Total Pages 48 pages
Teaching Duration 1 week


This social story addresses the issue of cursing and profanity 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.


Cursing Social Story Resource 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
  • Choosing the Best Word book (PowerPoint) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to book in google slides (editable)


Cursing Social Story Activities:


  • Teaching suggestions
  • 18-page social story with photos (editable)
  • 14 page 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.

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