All documents are in a PDF File form. Feel free to download them and use them with your students and children!Please note that all of these documents are my own creations. At this point, all downloads are free for anyone to use. I enjoy sharing ideas and materials with families and other teachers, but I expect credit for their creation to remain to me. Thank you for understanding…. Check back often! New ideas and documents will be added to the top of the page periodically! Enjoy!

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Perspective Taking/Theory of Mind questions using children’s book: Tacky and the Emperor by Helen Lester Tacky and the Emperor ToM Questions

Talk and Think Bubbles new

Dessert Thinking Bubble pics

Funny Baby Thinking Bubble Pictures

The 2 “Jobs” of your Social Sense – visual

Social Experience Self Report – J. Kuzma

Student “Favorites” Sheet for the Social Time Capsule

Changing Pessimistic Thought Patterns: Anxiety Definitions (Goes with Sunny and Cloudy Thought visuals)

Sunny Thoughts visual

Cloudy Thoughts visual

Worksheet to help students “Change their Thought Channel”

Journal Page Template to help a student process social conflicts

Social Secret: Ignoring kids versus adults

Thanksgiving Perspective Taking Read A-loud. A great storybook to use for the Thanksgiving season to teach perspective taking is called, Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler and Frank Ansley, (2002). This is a story about 2 turkey brothers, Turk, the biggest, strongest and most graceful bird on the farm, and Runt, his waif-like brother. When people with seasonal plans for basting and roasting big birds come to the farm, only Runt knows the people’s real agenda. Turk and his parents are sure people are there to choose him for more glamorous (and living) reasons. This is a story where one character “knows” something that the other characters do not. This scenario is a great context to use small cut out thinking bubbles on the pages to contrast what each character knows. Also, ask students questions about what evidence or “clues” from the story and non-verbal communication from the illustration supports their story predictions. The final page of the book also has a wonderful inferencing opportunity for students.  Check out a small file with Social Thinking questions under the new webpage, SmartBoard, on this site.

Social Secret: Rude to Comment on other’s food tastes

Social Word List

Brain Social Filter

Brain & Body in Group

Thinking and Talking Bubble Descriptions

Social Secret: Raise your hand calmly and quietly

Social Secret: “Wrap it up!”

Halloween Perspective Taking: Open these cute photo files of cats and dogs all dressed up in Halloween costumes. Print each photo and glue 2 small “thinking bubbles” extending from each pet’s head. Students should think of 2 different thoughts the pet might be having. By asking the child to think of 2 different thoughts, you are expanding their perspective taking skills, but also working on cognitive flexibility. Is the child able to think of 2 distinct thought ideas, or do they get stuck on one line of thinking? Have fun!

Social Inference Questions corresponding the the book: The Problem with Pumpkins by Barney Saltzberg. This is a story about an exuberant hippo and a persnickety rabbit who are the best of friends. Their friendship is tested when they stop speakingto each other over a Halloween costume dilemma!

Question sheet: Problem with Pumpkins

Social Secret: Asking about school vacation events

Social Secret: Sing, Hum, Whistle, Talk to Self

Keep your Brain and Body in the Group – visuals to supplement Michelle Garcia Winner’s concept

Thinking and Talking Bubbles – medium size

Thinking and Talking Bubbles – small size

Just Me & Thinking about You visual cue cards – to support M.G. Winner’s concepts

Making Impressions visual

Role Play Group Planning sheet

Self-Reflection about my school day

Expected and Unexpected Behavior Definitions

Social Behavior Map Template – Expected Behaviors (M.W Winner’s concept)

Social Behavior Map Template – Unexpected Behaviors (M.G. Winner’s concept)

Social Problem Solving Template

Social Secret: “Are you in line?”

Social Secret: “This is boring!”

Social Secret: Walking by a friend’s classroom

Social Secret book: Page Template for a boy

Social Secret Book: Page Template for a Girl

Social Secret Definition visual

“Social Sense”: Definition visual

Social Sense Reminder Visual – “Are YOU using your Social Sense?”

Talk Think and Feel Visual

Social Secret: Teachers addressing the whole class

“World Wonder” and “Social Wonder” visual to support M.G. Winner’s concept

World Wonder and Social Wonder visual reminder cards

Expected Unexpected Voting Strips

© Jill D. Kuzma, Minneapolis MN, 2008. All Rights Reserved.
Neither this document nor its concept may be duplicated, distributed, or re-published in any format without written permission from the author/owner.


9 responses »

  1. Jill – Another school psychologist just told be about your blog. It’s incredible! Thank you for being so generous with all of your work. You’ve made many of the more difficult to define topics from Social Thinking fabulously simple and visual! Cynthia

  2. Dear Jill,

    I attended one of your seminars on autism.

    When I was younger there was a magazine called, “Highlights”.

    It had many articles and stories for children. One of those were pictures
    and short description under each showing what to do and not to do. This
    article was called, “Goofus and Gallant” There were two other short
    cartoon like stories called the, Timbertoes, and another that had a family
    of Bears.

    I hope that you can find the, “Goofus and Gallant pictures and the lessons
    that they have.


    Brian Phipps

  3. Pingback: Helping Your Aspie Child Develop Empathy « Jack Ori's The SJAdvocate

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