Henry's Freedom Box Literacy Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total pages:  28 pages and 12 google slides

Instructional time: 1 week


Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine is a great choice for black history month and is for students with autism and special learning needs. This 30 page unit on Henry’s Freedom Box 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.
****There are digital versions of the activities included. There are 12 google slides including a differentiated set and a movie of the book read aloud. SEE THE VIDEO PREVIEW FOR A WALK-THROUGH OF THE SLIDES.
This non-fiction story is about Henry “Box” Brown who was one of the most famous runaway slaves to escape using the Underground Railroad that would go great with this book. 
See preview for the table of contents and a detailed look at what is included.
Henry’s Freedom Box Unit Includes:
  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on slavery
  • Word map for Underground Railroad
  • Sorting good and bad things in Henry’s life
  • Circling items that are upside down
  • Writing prompt: What freedom means to me
  • 12 google slides
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.
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.
I also have a blog post on reading to a low incidence class that includes some FREE SAMPLES: