Old Yeller Novel Study for Special Education with comprehension questions

Total Pages: 202
File Size: 2 MB



Old Yeller by Fred Gipson is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought, there is no way they will sit and listen? Persevere, it is worth it!! This 200 page unit on the novel Old Yeller is designed for students who have disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading a novel to my students, regardless of their learning level. The lesson of learning to sit while someone is talking is an invaluable skill that is worthwhile teaching.


❁ This novel unit is also part of my Roald Dahl bundle that includes all 4 of my novel units by this author. Save 20% and check it out by clicking below: Roald Dahl BUNDLE

This unit has various activities to accompany Gipson’s book, Old Yeller. The materials were designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through listening to this novel. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on what happens to Old Yeller and Travis as he works to provide for his family as the new man of the house. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the Old Yeller activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There are one or more activities to go with each chapter to keep students engaged while you read this novel aloud.

*****There are now 5 multiple choice comprehension questions for each chapter. Each question had 3 picture answer choices. There is an answer key included.

See preview for the table of contents and a detailed look at what is included.


Unit Includes:

  • 82 pages of activities to accompany the novel, Old Yeller
    • There are 2 separate files. One completely in color and one in black and white.
  • Table of Contents
  • Suggestions for Use and Suggestions for Differentiation for activities
  • 31 activities (1-2 for each chapter)
  • 5 multiple choice questions for each chapter
  • answer key

There are so many benefits to reading out loud to your students. You will teach them an invaluable skill of learning to sit still while someone else is talking. Your parents will also LOVE you for not only teaching them this skill of sitting, but also for exposing them to age appropriate material. Plus, you never know which students you will touch with each story you read.

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❁ This novel unit is also part of my DOG bundle that includes all my novel units with a dog as the main character. Save 20% and check it out by clicking below: Dog Novel Unit BUNDLE

I also have a blog post on reading novels to a low incidence class including FREE SAMPLES:

Reading Novels to a Low Incidence Class