Busy Spring Nature Wakes Up Literacy Unit Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 33 pages plus 18 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Busy Spring Nature Wakes Up by Sean Taylor and Alex Morss is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany the book Busy Spring Nature Wakes Up. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Busy Spring Nature Wakes Up. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on noticing the signs that spring (and nature) is waking up.


*****This unit includes 18 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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Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on signs of spring (includes digital version)
  • Spring metaphors (includes digital version)
  • Spring personification (includes digital version)
  • Frog and Butterfly lifecycles (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: Busy Spring (includes digital version)
  • 18 google slides


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into 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, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.


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