Telling the Truth Social Story and Activities EDITABLE


Total Pages 54 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


This social story addresses the issue of telling the truth and why it is important.


It was developed for students in elementary and middle school.


The activities help you reinforce and practice this concept in a more generalized way. It also enables you to use this unit with your entire class or just one student.


There are 2 versions of the story included to reach more learning levels in your class. One story has photos and one story uses picture symbols.


The cut & paste activities are a great way for students to demonstrate what they have learned, and the power cards are the perfect portable reminder.


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Telling the Truth 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:

  • Telling the truth activities in color
  • Telling the truth activities in black and white
  • Telling the Truth book (PowerPoint) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to book in google slides (editable)


Telling the Truth Activities:


  • 19 page social story using photos (editable)
  • 11 page booklet using picture symbols (with large cards to make an optional matching book)
  • Cause and Effect worksheets
  • What should I do? (differentiated)
  • Writing Prompt
  • Power cards (visual reminders students can carry with them)


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