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Share and Take Turns

Learning to Get Along® Series


Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn—the sooner the better. This book presents sharing as a positive choice and offers concrete examples to help children practice taking turns, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing.

Includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions, games, activities, and tips that reinforce improving social skills.


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ISBN: 978-1-57542-124-7
Reading Level: Grade 1
Interest Level: Ages 4–8
Guided Reading Level: H
Lexile Measure: 460L
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 9" x 9"
Page Count: 40

Praise for Share and Take Turns
“A good choice for teachers seeking books that reinforce familiar classroom messages.”—Booklist

Praise for the series
“Top Five Character Education Series”—Booklist

“Positive, gentle messages are given without preaching.”—Library Media Connection

  • Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award Finalist
Social Stories: An Individualized Learning Tool

A friend once asked me for advice regarding her two-year-old child. She was concerned about her daughter’s biting and tantrums, so I offered to help her write a social story for her daughter. Social stories are useful behavioral tools for teachers, counselors, and parents when working with any young child, and they have particular benefits for children who struggle with communication and social skills.

True social stories—as defined and developed by Carol Gray, an author and consultant to students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)—must include specific clinical criteria. But the stories themselves are short and simply worded, and your own stories can be patterned after these principles. Basically, a social story explains to a child behaviors or skills that can be useful in a social setting. Desired actions and outcomes are laid out in a logical step-by-step process. Through frequent readings of the story, a child can become more prepared for similar social interactions, routines, and situations.

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  • Common Core State Standards


  • Head Start Framework

    Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    MS.1, MS.2
    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.2, BS.LS.9
    BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.4, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.9, BS.SMS.10
    BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9

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