Having a Substitute Teacher Social Stories and Power Cards

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These social stories on Having a Substitute Teacher are specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. These social stories on having a substitute addresses the anxiety some students may feel when there is a substitute teacher in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are 2 stories. One with real photos that some students need to make authentic connections and one is a BW student booklet that students can color. There are also 2 power cards students can carry with them to remind them of the main content.

★★★This resource was expanded and updated August 2016 due to some helpful feedback that teachers wanted a little more with this concept.

These social stories can also be purchased as part of a bigger resource that includes more activities for you and a substitute to use while you are out of the classroom. You can find this expanded Substitute Folder by clicking the link below:

Substitute Folder for Special Education

See the Preview for a detailed look at the contents.


Unit Includes:

• 18 page social story using photos

• 11 page student booklet social story

• 2 power cards


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.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. Remember, you will gain credit toward future purchase on tpt as you leave more and more feedback!!

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