Substitute Binder for Special Education

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This unit includes some valuable resources for you, your students, and a substitute. It has pieces for the student to help deal with the anxiety of having a substitute. It has plenty of no prep activities your substitute can use to keep your students engaged and learning. Finally, there are activities for you to review the rules with the students before you are absent. Having a substitute is a different experience in special education, and I hope these materials will make that challenging time a little easier.

If you are just looking for the social stories, and do not feel you need the entire folder, you can purchase them separately by clicking the link below:

Having a Substitute Social Stories

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Substitute Folder Includes:
• 18 page social story on having a substitute using photos
• 11 page student booklet on having a substitute
• Power cards for easy reference for students to carry
• Cut/paste and coloring activities to review school rules
• No prep ELA and math worksheets (5 of each)
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 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