If You Take a Mouse to the Movies for Special Education Christmas Read Aloud


Total Pages 65 plus 26 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs.


This 60+ page unit has various activities to accompany Laura Numeroff’s book If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of this mouse and his friend while going to the movies on a snowy day. This repetition encourages deeper engagement in the book.


Finally, many of the If You Take a Mouse to the Movies activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


***** There are digital versions of all the activities in this unit plus a video of the book read aloud. Perfect for an independent learning center. *****


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Unit Includes:

  • 26 google slides (including differentiated versions)
  • Storyboard to use with If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
  • Circle map to review elements from the book
  • Cause and Effect cut and paste activities
  • Winter/Summer sorting activity
  • Counting and coloring book
  • Where is the Mouse? cut and paste preposition book
  • Paper popcorn necklace craft
  • Surviving the Holidays Social Story


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.

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

If You Take a Mouse to School
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

Need more December/Christmas materials? Consider adding:

Christmas Unit
December Holiday Unit that reviews Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa