One Fine Day Literacy Unit Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



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


One Fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book won the Caldecott Medal in 1972. This unit has various activities to accompany Hogrogian’s book One Fine Day. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading One Fine Day. There are many opportunities for students to listen to the story of how a fox lost his tail and all he has to barter in order to get it back.


*****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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One Fine Day Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on polite requests (includes digital version)
  • Word map on synonyms for barter (includes digital version)
  • Matching what each character asked the fox for (includes digital version)
  • Matching what each character gave to the fox (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: One Fine Day (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.


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