Owl Moon Literacy Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 31 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Owl Moon by Jane Yolen is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Jane Yolen’s book, Owl MoonThis book won the Caldecott Medal in 1988. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Owl Moon. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they follow a girl and her father as they go owling. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book.

*****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 going owling (includes digital version)
  • Sorting places you need to be quiet and where you can be loud (includes digital version)
  • Sorting birds that can and cannot fly (includes digital version)
  • Matching the sound what each object or animal (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: What I saw in the forest (includes digital version)
  • 12 google slides


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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