How Many Seeds in A Pumpkin Literacy Unit for Special Education | Fall


Total Pages 30 pages plus 20 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin by Margaret McNamara is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany McNamara’s book How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin.
The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin.
There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they practice counting seeds in sets of 2, 5, and 10.
*****This unit includes 20 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
  • 3 circle maps with sets of seeds in 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s (includes digital version)
  • 3 counting activities with sets of seeds in 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s(includes digital version)
  • 2 sequencing activities (size of pumpkin and number of seeds) (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: How Many Seeds? (includes digital version)
  • 20 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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