Elmer Unit for Special Education with google slides | Distance Learning

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Elmer by David McKee is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This 72 page unit has various activities to accompany David McKee’s book, Elmer. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Elmer. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of this elephant as he tries to figure out who he really is. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the Elmer activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There is also a 19-page social story about friendship.

♥♥♥ This unit now includes 22 google slides, the book read aloud, and a movie n version of the social story.

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Unit includes:

  • 22 google slides (includes a set that is differentiated)
  • Storyboard **
  • Elmer circle map ** (includes digital version)
  • Cause and Effect worksheets ** (includes digital version)
  • Comprehension check ** (includes digital version)
  • Matching equal sets ** (includes digital version)
  • Small group sequencing cards
  • Elmer collage/art activity
  • 19-page social story on Being a Good Friend
  • Being a good friend circle map ** (includes digital version)


**: available in color and bw versions


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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