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Every one of us is a Social Detective. We are good Social Detectives when we use our eyes, ears, and brains to figure out what others are planning to do next or are presently doing and what they mean by their words and actions. This entertaining comic book offers different ways that can be reviewed repeatedly with students to teach them how to develop their own social detective skills. Enjoy watching your students and kids blossom day-by-day into successful Social Detectives! Then, have children practice their detective skills with the interactive Social Detective Apps based on the book!
Elementary school-aged (K-5) students, and immature older middle and high school students who enjoy visual books, may benefit from this book. But this isn't just a book for students who have challenges relating to autism spectrum disorders, Asperger's, ADHD and like challenges. The lessons also offer a variety of engaging ways to introduce the concepts of social thinking to general education teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, caregivers, special educators, grandparents, siblings, daycare workers, scout leaders, etc. So, don't think you have to be a kid to enjoy learning about social thinking! Throughout the book, keywords are highlighted in bold. These keywords represent the Social Thinking vocabulary, concepts that can be used in just about every environment, by everyone in the process of discovering social thinking. The words are also fully defined for easy reference in the back of the book. Kids can read this themselves but it is best when adults read it with them, so that adults learn the social thinking vocabulary with the kids and then work to help the kids explore these concepts in their daily lives when the book is closed. This book is also the first book to read with students prior to introducing the Superflex lessons, as it teaches the core Social Thinking Vocabulary.
The Sections of the Book Include
You are a Social Detective provides an overview of key concepts that help to explore our own and others' social thinking. A product that extends this teaching to kids in grades 4-7 is Social Thinking and Me (Winner & Murphy, 2016), a two-book set containing a Kids' Guidebook to Social Emotional Learning and Thinksheets for Social Emotional Learning. The set dives deeper into Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts such as flexible thinking and stuck thinking, thinking with your eyes, the hidden rules and expected and unexpected behaviors, awareness to our body, eyes, ears, and brain in the group, and others.
Learn How to Teach You are a Social Detective!
Michelle Garcia Winner, You are a Social Detective co-author and the founder of Social Thinking, shares tips for teaching ages 8-11 with Social Thinking products (including You are a Social Detective), in this free, recorded webinar. Get the inside scoop!