Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Novel Study for Special Ed with chapter questions


Total Pages 270 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 month


Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Newbery Medal Winner in 2008. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought, there is no way they will sit and listen? Persevere, it is worth it!! This 270 page unit on the novel Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! is designed for students who have significant disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading a novel to my students, regardless of their learning level. The lesson of learning to sit while someone is talking is an invaluable skill that is worthwhile teaching.


This unit has various activities to accompany Schlitz’s book, Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!. The materials were designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through listening to this novel. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they listen to this collection of one and two-person plays starring characters from medieval times in 1255. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There are 2 activities for each play (47 different activities!!) to keep students engaged while you read this novel aloud.

There are 2 complete files to go with this unit. One is in color and one is in BW.

This unit has 5 multiple choice comprehension questions for every play. Each question has 3 picture answer choices. An answer key is included.

****If you want more material from this time period, check out my complete unit on the Feudal system which includes print and digital formats. CLICK HERE

See preview for the table of contents and a detailed look at what is included.


Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Unit Includes:

  • 270 pages of activities to accompany Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
  • Table of Contents
  • Suggestions for Use and Suggestions for Differentiation for activities
  • 47 activities (2 for each play)
  • 5 multiple-choice questions for every play
  • Answer key


There are so many benefits to reading out loud to your students. You will teach them an invaluable skill of learning to sit still while someone else is talking. Your parents will also LOVE you for not only teaching them this skill of sitting but also for exposing them to age-appropriate material. Plus, you never know which students you will touch with each story you read.

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I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.

I also have a blog post on reading novels to a low incidence class that includes some FREE SAMPLES:

Reading Novels to a Low Incidence Class