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Spring 2021


This action research was motivated by the researcher's own classroom observations of student behavior and social interactions as well as an interest in how social stories have been proven to help individual students in social situations. Having had individual students who benefitted from social stories, the researcher's interest grew; the researcher wondered if this same process could be used with an entire class. The researcher is a kindergarten teacher in her fifth year of teaching and had her own students participate in the implementation of reviewing social stories to practice social skills to improve the overall quality of the classroom environment. This study took place over a 14-week period where a new social skill was introduced via social story each week. Over the course of the week, the given social story was repeated each day as well as on an as-needed basis for individual students. The data reflected irregularities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making the study inconclusive.