Last Day Blues Literacy Unit Special Education End of Year Activities


Total Pages 46 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs.


This book is great for the end of the year activities.


This unit has various end of the year activities to accompany the book Last Day Blues. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading or listening to Last Day Blues.


There are many opportunities for students to listen to this end of the school year story about what students may miss as they leave for summer vacation.


*****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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Last Day Blues Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on what students will miss (includes digital version)
  • Rhyming activity (includes digital version)
  • Finding the perfect gift for each teacher (includes digital version)
  • Sorting things you do in school or summer vacation (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: What I will miss (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.