Learn how to develop strategies and skills for saying sorry to others with this printable mini-book.
Let’s Be Social – Stories for the Classroom
Teaching children to apologize is an important part of their social and emotional development. In the classroom, there are some ways we can teach students to apologize in an appropriate way.
- Explain why it is important to apologize. Let students know that apologizing shows that they care about other people’s feelings and want to make things right.
- Teach students to use the words “I’m sorry” when they apologize. Encourage them to say it sincerely and to mean it.
- Encourage empathy by helping students understand how their actions have affected others.
Teach Starter has created a printable mini-book to help your students discover appropriate ways to apologize to their peers and friends. Each page is designed in a simple manner with real-life photographs to help students make connections and understand the examples.
The last page of the mini-book also poses a question with three picture choices for students to choose from as their answer.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Cut each page along the dotted line, stack the pages together, and secure them with staples or metal rings.
This social narrative story can be used with a classroom peer or with the guidance of a teacher. It can also be sent home to have as a reference outside of the classroom.
Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter collaborator contributed to this resource.