Fish is Fish Unit for Special Education with digital activities



Total Pages 63 pages plus 26 google slides
Answer Key N/A
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni is the focus of this literacy 60+page plus 26 google slide unit developed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Leo Lionni’s book, Fish is Fish. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Fish is Fish. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of this fish and his frog friend. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the Fish is Fish activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There is also a 20-page social story addressing what to do when things change which goes perfectly with this story and is great for students with autism and special learning needs.

*****This unit now contains digital versions of the activities. There are 26 google slides and a movie version of the social story and the book read aloud.

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Fish is Fish Unit Includes:

  • 20 symbol storyboard to accompany the book, Fish is Fish*
  • Animal Naming activity (includes digital version)
  • Circle maps reviewing characteristics of Fish is Fish * (includes digital version)
  • Sorting animals that breathe in the water vs those that breathe air * (includes digital version)
  • Sorting characteristics of the frog and fish from the story, Fish is Fish* (includes digital version)
  • Fish is Fish Comprehension activity * (includes digital version)
  • Sequencing tadpole to frog (includes digital version)
  • Social story on Change and related 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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