Is Your Mama a Llama Unit for Special Ed with google slides | Distance Learning



Total Pages 54 and 24 google slides
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Is Your Mama a Llama by Deborah Guarino is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This over 50 page unit has various activities to accompany Deborah Guarino’s book, Is Your Mama a Llama. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Is Your Mama a Llama. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of this llama as he tries to find out who his friends’ mothers are. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the Is Your Mama a Llama activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

♥♥♥ This unit now contains 24 google slides and a movie of the book read aloud.

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Unit Includes:

  • 24 google slides
  • 15 symbol storyboard to use while reading**
  • 3 pages of animal riddles ** (includes digital version)
  • 17 page non-fiction story about llamas (includes movie)
  • Circle map reviewing some facts about llamas** (includes digital version)
  • Cut and paste activity matching babies to mamas ** (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity: babies versus mamas** (includes digital version)
  • Comprehension check from story** (includes digital version)

**: includes color and BW versions of activities


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, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

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