Groundhog Day Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages 43 plus 16 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


This unit on Groundhog Day has almost 50 pages of printed material PLUS 16 google slides and movies for distance learning. It will probably take 1-2 days to complete depending on the learning level of your students. But, you can use the SAME material for students who are face to face as well as those who may still be in a remote learning setting.

The story addresses the history of Groundhog Day as well as some common facts about groundhogs.

Special effort was made to make the material rigorous but still engaging and accessible to students with autism and special learning needs.

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Suggestions for differentiation and presentation options are included.


Groundhog Day Unit Includes:

⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.

In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Groundhog Day activities in color
  • Groundhog Day activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Groundhog Day book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Groundhogs nonfiction book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities

Groundhog Day Activities:

  • 18-page book on Groundhog Day
  • Fact sheet reviewing main facts about groundhogs
  • Circle map on Groundhog Day (includes digital version)
  • Cut and paste shadow match (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity using real photos of groundhogs (includes digital version)
  • Calendar activity (finding dates on the calendar and predicting the weather depending on whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow) (includes digital version)


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 via several different presentations 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!! Even when learning about a specific letter, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.