Level of understanding
The 4 types of sentences used to present information in a Social Story:
Address the “wh” questions: where the situation takes place, who is involved, what they are doing, and why they may be doing it.
‘I am attending a workshop’
‘Normally I have toast for breakfast’
Give an insight into the minds of those involved in the story; they provide details about the emotions and thoughts of others.
‘Teacher will like it if I put my hand up to ask a question’
‘The other children will be happy if I share the ball’
Suggest desired responses tailored to the individual.
‘I will put my plate in the dishwasher’
‘I will share the football’
May also contain affirmative sentences
‘This is an intelligent thing to do’
‘Sensible children always walk in the school corridor’
It is often useful to make the story literal by using insurance words.