Earth Day Birthday Literacy Unit Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 34 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Earth Day, Birthday by Maureen Wright is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Wright’s book Earth Day, Birthday. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Earth Day, Birthday. There are many opportunities for students to learn more about Earth Day through this funny story about a monkey’s birthday.


*****This unit includes 12 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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Earth Day, Birthday Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Earth Day, Birthday Activities:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on animals that live in a jungle (includes digital version)
  • Sorting items to be recycled (includes digital version)
  • Sorting things at a birthday or earth day party (includes digital version)
  • Match rhyming words (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: Happy Birthday Earth (includes digital version)
  • 12 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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