Talking with my Friends Social Story and Activities EDITABLE


Total Pages 50 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Talking with my Friends Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This social story on talking with my friends addresses how to participate in a conversation in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are activities to reinforce the skill and informally assess students’ understanding of this concept.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on how to join in a conversation.


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Talking with my Friends 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:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Talking with my friends book (PowerPoint) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to book in google slides (editable)


Talking with my friends activities:


  • 15-page social story with stick figures (editable)
  • Sequencing steps to join a conversation
  • Talking on the phone circle map
  • Sorting good and bad places to have a conversation
  • Power cards to use as portable reminders


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