Perseverance Social Story and Activities EDITABLE


Total Pages 50 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Perseverance Social Story is a social story that addresses the need for students to keep trying and do their best.


This is great to use before test time, and it really helps students visualize what it means to do your best and not give up.


This social story on perseverance addresses perseverance 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 of the social story:

  • One uses photos of younger students
  • One uses photos of older students


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on what it means to persevere. This repetition encourages the internalization of perseverance.


Finally, the perseverance activities allow for an opportunity to assess how well the student understands and can recall the expectations.


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Perseverance Unit 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:

  • Perseverance activities in color
  • Perseverance activities in black and white
  • Perseverance books (PowerPoints) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to books in google slides (editable)


Perseverance Activities:


  • (2) 15 page stories using photos on perseverance(editable)
  • 11 page BW student booklet
  • Identifying examples of perseverance
  • Icy Perseverance activity
  • Circle map on what perseverance looks like


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

★★★You may also be interested in my social story unit on taking a test. You can grab it by clicking on the link below:

Taking a Test