Good Sportsmanship Social Story and Activities

Total Pages: 60
File Size: 3 MB



Good Sportsmanship Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on good sportsmanship addresses what it looks like to be a good sport and why it is important in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on good sportsmanship. This repetition encourages internalization of how to be a good sport. Finally, the good sportsmanship activities allow for an opportunity to assess how well the student understands and can recall the expectations as well as providing differentiated levels, addressing readers and non-readers.

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Good Sportsmanship Unit Includes:

  • Vocabulary board
  • 15 page social story on good sportsmanship
  • Circle map reviewing what it looks like to be a good sport
  • Sorting activities: Using symbols, using real photos, and using quotes differentiating a good from a bad sport
  • List of good sportsmanship rules for reference
  • Good Sportsmanship Student booklet to make
  • Video clip of and example of good sportsmanship


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 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