Social Story Readers

A 16-story language arts curriculum for secondary students to practice reading comprehension with social skills stories

Product Features:

  • Ideal for older students at a 2nd-4th grade reading level
  • Includes age-appropriate illustrations and content
  • Covers topics including appropriate behavior and accepting change
  • Software reads stories aloud with text highlighting
  • Software provides speech support and optional hint feature within the testing section
  • Software allows teachers to determine reading lists and set options for student learning style 
Product Name Item No. Price Qty
Social Story Readers Introductory Kit SSR-15W $159.00
Social Story Readers Classroom Kit SSR-25W $329.00
Social Story Readers Student Book SSR-01W $34.00
Social Story Readers Software - 1 Pack SSR-07W $99.00
Social Story Readers Software - 5 Pack SSR-57W $369.00
Social Story Readers Software - 20 Pack SSR-207W $990.00



A contemporary language arts curriculum for transition age students with a Student Reader, corresponding Instructor's Guide with PDF and Social Story Readers Software that reads the stories aloud to students. The software includes many other features including text highlighting, vocabulary word definitions, testing and a management system.

The Social Story Readers Student Reader book is sold individually or in kits that include books, a PDF file and software:

  • Social Story Readers Introductory Kit includes one Student Reader, one Teacher's Guide, one PDF CD, and the multimedia software on a Win/Mac CD. The PDF CD includes a printable PDF file with a Classroom License that lets you print stories for each student.
  • Social Story Readers Classroom Kit includes eight Student Reader books, one Teacher's Guide with the PDF CD, and the multimedia software.

Ideal for older students who are reading at a second grade level or below. The Social Story Readers Student Reader presents the short stories in a graphic novel style.

The Social Story Readers Instructor's Guide features the 16 stories plus student activity pages.

Student Book is a covered spiralbound book, full color, 90 pages, 2006. Written by Shelia Lechler and Debbie Semple. Illustrated by Nick Runge and Gabe Eltaeb. Included in the kits, the Instructor's Guide is a covered spiralbound book, black and white, 277 pages, plus Win/Mac CD with a PDF and Classroom License for printouts.

The Social Story Readers Software reads the stories aloud to students with professional narration. Text is highlighted word by word, line by line, or by complete sentence. Graphics are plentiful, contemporary and age-appropriate. A test at the end of each story provides speech support and an optional hint feature that directs students to the page that addresses each question. A unified management system helps the teacher quickly review or print out student performance data. Teachers can determine reading lists and set options that best suit each student's learning style. Choose word-by-word or natural speech narration, select the text highlighting approach and assign tests.

Software is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.7 or higher; accessible with mouse, touch screen and single or double switches.

Save money on multiple copies of software with the 5-Pack or 20-Pack option. Disk-based software includes a Three Computer License. Available in 1, 5, and 20 packs. For example, a 5 pack can be loaded on 15 computers.

Social Story Readers is part of the Read to Learn Book Library, a language arts curriculum of 8 titles for transition age students and the Read to Learn Software Bundle  — winner of the 2009 Bessie Award for best in educational software!


Additional Info

Additional Info

Age Group Transition
Subject English Language Arts, Social Skills
ISBN 1-57861-574-7,1-57861-567-4
Number of Pages multiple books
PDF CD Included Yes
License N/A
Author Sheila Lechler, Debbie Semple
Copyright N/A

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