Goodnight Moon Unit for Special Ed with digital activities | Distance Learning


Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This 80+ page plus 42 google slide unit has various activities to accompany Margaret Wise Brown’s book, Goodnight Moon. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Goodnight Moon. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information in this childhood classic. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the Goodnight Moon activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

*****There are digital versions of the activities. There are now 42 google slides and a movie of the book read aloud from YouTube.

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Goodnight Moon Unit includes:

  • Storyboard
  • Circle map of things in the bedroom (digital version included)
  • Word family sorting (digital version included)
  • Spelling the word moon (digital version included)
  • Sorting activities into those you do at day and those you do at night (digital version included)
  • Counting the number of items in a room (digital version included)
  • Sentence strip story using images and phrases from Goodnight Moon with suggestions for increasing accessibility and engagement **
  • 21 page story on the routine of going to bed (movie included)
  • create your own nighttime routine (digital version included)

** : Includes 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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★★★My units on Time are a great companion to this literacy unit. You can get them as a bundle or individually. Check them out here:

Time Unit Bundle
Time Unit 1 (day/night)
Time Unit 2 (to the hour)
Time Unit 3 (to the 5 minute)