Manners Social Story and Activities EDITABLE


Total Pages 53 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Using My Manners Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, but would also be very appropriate for K-1 students in a regular education setting.


This social story addresses using appropriate manners in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are 2 versions included to fit more learning levels that may be in your class. One version of the story uses photos (which is editable) and one uses picture symbols.


The activities are great for an informal assessment and a way to further reinforce the content.


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Manners 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:

  • Manners activities in color
  • Manners activities in black and white
  • Using my Manners book (PowerPoint) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to book in google slides (editable)


Manners activities:


  • 14 page story using photos (editable)
  • 9 page BW student booklet
  • Sorting activity
  • How to act in public (circle map)
  • Sequence saying thank you
  • Bingo 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.

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