Little Red Ruthie A Hanukkah Tale for Special Education


Total Pages 30 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Little Red Ruthie by Gloria Koster is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Koster’s book Gracias Little Red Ruthie.


The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Little Red Ruthie.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they listen to this adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood where Ruthie tricks the wolf by feeding him so many latkes he is too full to eat her.


*****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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Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on bravery (includes digital version)
  • Sorting ingredients for latkes and spaghetti (includes digital version)
  • Word map on the Maccabees (includes digital version)
  • Venn diagram on Little Red Riding Hood and Little Red Ruthie (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: How I Tricked a Wolf (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 assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students 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, asking students good questions will push them to think more deeply than before.


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