I Hate School Literacy Unit Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 28 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


I Hate School by Jeanne Willis is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany the book I Hate School. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading I Hate School. There are many opportunities for students to listen to the story of how Honor sees school and all the things she hates.


*****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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I Hate School Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on things at Honor’s school (includes digital version)
  • Word map on words to use in place of “hate” (includes digital version)
  • Sorting things students like and hate about school (includes digital version)
  • Matching nonverbal communication (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: When I go to school (includes digital version)
  • 12 google slides


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into 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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