How do Dinosaurs go to School Literacy Unit for Special Ed | Digital included


How do Dinosaurs go to School by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This 40 page plus 16 google slide unit has various activities to accompany this favorite book, How do Dinosaurs go to School. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading How do Dinosaurs go to School. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the appropriate behavior and learning school rules and routines. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the How do Dinosaurs go to School activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation. There is also a 12 page social story perfect for back to school.

****This unit now has digital versions of the activities. There are 16 google slides and a movie of the book read aloud as well as the social story.

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Unit Includes:

• 20 symbol storyboard to use with How do Dinosaurs go to School**

• 2 sorting activities looking and good and bad behaviors ** (includes digital version)

• Replacing bad behaviors activity with answer key ** (includes digital version)

• Comprehension check ** (includes digital version)

• Social Story: Staying in my Chair (includes movie version)

**: In color and BW


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!! Even when learning about dinosaurs going to school, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

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