An Extraordinary Egg Unit for Special Education with google slides | Distance Learning


An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni is the focus of this literacy unit developed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This 50 page unit is packed with activities. The materials are differentiated and designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading An Extraordinary Egg. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of Jessica and her new friend in a case of mistaken identity. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the An Extraordinary Egg activities and assessment include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation. There is also a 15 page social story on mistaken identity which goes perfectly with this story and is great for students with autism and special learning needs.

*****This unit now has digital versions of the activities that are included. There are 26 google slides (including a differentiated set) and a movie of the book and social story read aloud.
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An Extraordinary Egg Unit Includes:
  • movie of book read aloud
  • 15 symbol storyboard
  • Sequencing main events activity* (includes digital version)
  • Choose the one that is extraordinary (includes digital version)
  • What’s in the Egg * (includes digital version)
  • 2 sorting activities* (includes digital version)
  • Comprehension activity * (includes digital version)
  • Social story on Mistaken Identity (includes movie)
  • Hidden identity matching activity (includes digital version)

* : color and BW versions provided
Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

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★★★Please consider checking out my other Literacy units by clicking on the Literacy Unit tab to the left in my store. You may want to check out my other Leo Lionni unit by clicking on the link below:

Fish is Fish Unit
Inch by Inch Unit