by Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke.
This is a great book for explaining social thinking to kids. Not familiar with social thinking? Learn more about it by clicking HERE!! This book is part of the Social Thinking
program which I highly recommend to all those working with students with social
This book is a comic book!
How motivating! This adorable
detective cartoon will teach your students all they need to know about social
skills! You can use it over and over again
with your students to review their social skills. There are three different sections: school
smarts/social smarts & expected behavior, unexpected behavior, and being a
social detective. It is best to use this
book combined with real life discussions and role playing activities!
thinking about others and others are thinking about us. You use these smarts whenever you are around
people. How great of a concept to teach
behaviors. What do you expect people to
do socially in school, on the playground, and in conversations? The behaviors that you cannot predict or
expect others to do is called unexpected!
Examples: child not doing what
their parents tell them, not paying attention to a teacher, and saying mean
words. This book teaches students that
these unexpected behaviors can make others feel uncomfortable.
expected and that each different place/situation can have different
expectations! Being a social detective
means that you are using your social smarts (aka all of these learned skills!). If students use clues from all around them
and run them through their brains (think about it), students then can figure
out how to behave in all different places.
about what they've learned in the book!
the book about social detectives and social smarts
unexpected social behaviors
school, home, stores, etc.
using what they've learned!
Give students clues and they must determine what others are thinking,
going to say, and expected to do! For
example: A student is in class and sitting at their desk in the back of the
room. The teacher is writing on the
board the homework. How is the student
expected to do, look, say, and feel?