If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Literacy Unit for Special Education with digital activities



Total Pages 66 pages plus 14 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration  1 week


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This 60 page plus 14 google slides unit has various activities to accompany Laura Numeroff’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of the mouse and his friend. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There is also a social story on manners that goes perfectly with this story.

*****This unit now includes digital versions of many of the activities. There are 14 google slides, a movie version of the social story, and the book read aloud.

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Unit Includes:

  • 20 symbol storyboard to use with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie**
  • Associations** (includes digital version)
  • Hungry/Thirsty sorting activity ** (includes digital version)
  • Refrigerator, Freezer, Pantry sorting activity ** (includes digital version)
  • Family Portrait activity (includes digital version)
  • Cookie Picture Recipe **
  • Social Story: Using my Manners (includes movie version)
  • Manners Bingo (5 cards) **
  • Sorting good vs bad manners (includes digital 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 a mouse and a boy we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

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★★★Be sure to check out these other favorites by Laura Numeroff:

If You Give a Moose a Muffin
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
IIf You Give a Pig a Pancake
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies