Grumpy Groundhog Literacy Unit Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 30 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Maureen Wright’s book, Grumpy Groundhog. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Grumpy Groundhog. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they listen to a story about a groundhog who is feeling grumpy and does not want to come out and check his shadow.

*****This unit includes 12 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.

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Unit Includes:

  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on ways to cheer a person up (includes digital version)
  • Word map on the word grumpy (includes digital version)
  • Sorting feelings when you are angry or grumpy (includes digital version)
  • Matching solutions to common problems (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: When I am grumpy (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.

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