Apples by Gail Gibbons Literacy Unit for Special Education


Total Pages 35 pages plus 14 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Apples by Gail Gibbons is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book is great for autumn or fall or to add to your unit on apples. This unit has various activities to accompany the book Apples.


The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Apples.


There are many opportunities for students to learn all about apples including how they grow, parts of an apple, and all the different varieties are out there.


*****This unit includes 14 google slides and a version of the book read aloud. Perfect for an independent learning center. The slides are separated into 2 files. One is regular and one is differentiated with color for more support.


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Apples Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map about apples (includes digital version)
  • Labeling parts of an apple: 3 versions (includes digital version)
    • using words only
    • using words plus pictures
    • words plus pictures with color-coding added
  • Matching identical apples (12 varieties) (includes digital version)
  • Sudoku puzzle (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: Apples are… (includes digital version)
  • 14 google slides



There are so many benefits to reading out loud to your students. You will teach them an invaluable skill of learning to sit still while someone else is talking. Your parents will also LOVE you for not only teaching them this skill of sitting but also for exposing them to age-appropriate material. Plus, you never know which students you will touch with each story you read.


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