Pancakes Pancakes Literacy Unit for Special Ed with digital activities


Pancakes Pancakes is the focus of this literacy unit that has 80 pages and 30 google slides. It was developed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany this book, Pancakes Pancakes. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Pancakes Pancakes. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on how the boy perseveres and finally gets his pancakes. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, the vocabulary in this book can be challenging, and there are specific activities to help students not only learn these difficult words, but make some personal, real-world connections to them. There is also a 15 page social story, activity, and game addressing the concept of perseverance which goes perfectly with this story and is great for students with autism and special learning needs.

*****This unit now includes digital versions of the activities included in this unit. There are now 30 google slides and movie versions of the book read aloud and the social story.

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Pancakes Pancakes Unit Includes:

  • 20 symbol storyboard to accompany the book, Pancakes Pancakes*
  • Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities * (includes digital version)
  • Identifying sources of common foods * (includes digital version)
  • Sequencing some events from the story * (includes digital version)
  • Sorting breakfast and dinner foods * (includes digital version)
  • Pancake picture recipe *
  • Comprehension check (includes digital version)
  • 15 page social story on Perseverance (includes movie version)
  • Identifying examples of perseverance * (includes digital version)
  • Icy Perseverance activity (2 levels) * (includes digital version)

* : color and BW versions provided
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, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

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★★★Please consider checking out my other Literacy units:

The Grouchy Ladybug
The Very Quiet Cricket
The Tiny Seed
The Very Busy Spider
Mister Seahorse
The Greedy Python