Riding the School Bus : 2 Social Stories, Activities and Power Cards


Total Pages 31 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Riding the School Bus Social Story addresses appropriate behavior while riding on the school bus. It was designed for students with autism and other special needs, but would work well for K-1 students new to the experience of riding the school bus. This social story on riding the school bus addresses appropriate behavior 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 to reach more learning levels of students in your class. Finally, the activities and power cards on go perfectly as a review and portable reminder.

★★★This unit has been updated and expanded August 2016 to include an additional social story and power cards.

Perfect review before a field trip, especially for students who may not normally ride a school bus.

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Riding the School Bus Social Story Includes:

• 10 page social story with photos
• 11 page BW student booklet
• Cut and paste circle map to review social story Riding the School Bus
• Cut and paste sorting activities: good and bad choices on the school bus
• Power cards to use as reminders students can carry on the bus


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