Only One You Literacy Unit for Special Education with digital activities


Only One You by Linda Kranz is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Linda Kranz’s book, Only One You. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Only One You. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on how this little rockfish learns some important lessons from his Papa and Mama. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, there is a list of 10 additional activities you can do with the vocabulary board.

*****This unit now includes digital versions for most of the activities in this unit. There are 14 google slides and a movie of the book read aloud.

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Unit Includes:

  • 20 symbol storyboard to use with Only One You **
  • Circle map on being a good friend** (includes digital version)
  • Being a good listener sorting activity ** (includes digital version)
  • 6 mazes with differentiated versions
  • How to Get Around it worksheet and group activity** (includes digital version)
  • Rockfish craft **
  • 2 writing prompts ** (includes digital version)
  • 14 google slides with book read aloud

** color and BW versions included


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

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