Groundhog Weather School Literacy Unit Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages 35 pages plus 14 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs.


This unit has various activities to accompany Joan Holub’s book, Groundhog Weather School. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Groundhog Weather School.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they listen to a story about a special school that teaches groundhogs how to predict the weather. This repetition encourages deeper engagement in the book.


*****This unit includes 14 google slides and a version of the book read aloud. Perfect for an independent learning center. The slides are separated into 2 files. One is regular and one is differentiated with color for more support.



For more resources for Groundhog Day, check out:

⭐ Groundhog Day Unit

⭐ Geoffrey Groundhog Literacy Unit

⭐ Grumpy Groundhog Literacy Unit



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Groundhog Weather School 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 Weather School activities in color
  • Groundhog Weather School activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Groundhog Weather School Activities:


  • Storyboard
  • Reading a flyer and answering questions (includes digital version)
  • Identifying facts about groundhogs (includes digital version)
  • Coloring in states where famous groundhogs are from (includes digital version)
  • Sorting things animals that do and do not hibernate (includes digital version)
  • Matching shadows to the objects that make them (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: I am a famous groundhog (includes digital version)
  • 14 google slides


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, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.