Frederick Literacy Unit for Special Ed with google slides | Distance Learning



Total Pages 72 plus 28 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Frederick by Leo Lionni is the focus of this literacy 70 page unit developed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Leo Lionni’s book, Frederick. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Frederick. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on Frederick and his family’s preparations for winter. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the Frederick activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There is also a social story on Responsibility and activity which goes perfectly with this story and is great for students with autism and special learning needs.

*****This unit now includes 28 google slides (includes one set that is completely differentiated) and a movie of the book and social story read aloud.

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Frederick Unit Includes:

  • 20 symbol storyboard
  • Mouse circle map * (includes digital version)
  • 2 sorting activities * (includes digital version)
  • Where’s Frederick * (includes digital version)
  • Illustrate the wall * (includes digital version)
  • Comprehension activity * (includes digital version)
  • Social story on Being Responsible (includes movie version)
  • Circle map on responsibility (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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★★★Please consider checking out my other Literacy units by clicking on the Literacy Unit tab to the left in my store. You may want to check out my other Leo Lionni unit by clicking on the link below:

Fish is Fish Unit
Inch by Inch Unit
An Extraordinary Egg Unit