“Once Upon a Time”

Social stories are often written in a book format using visuals (photographs, picture symbols, drawings) and one concept per page to help aid understanding. Check out NJCIE’s Friday Fast Tips for ideas in creating some great literacy opportunities using social stories!

Clarification is Key

Clarification is key when assigning a task. Clarifying and communicating the expected result aids in the successful completion of tasks, and promotes satisfaction for all involved. Clarify to yourself what would be a satisfactory result for the assigned task. Determine and confirm that what you are about to assign to the child is realistic, achievable…

Ready, Set, Engage

Explain how students’ time will be spent during the period. Begin each class with a clear explanation of the outcomes/objectives for that period and visually display objectives/outcomes for all students to see. Engage students by providing high rates of opportunities for all students to respond (thumbs up, individual white boards, pre‐made response cards, choral responding,…