Reindeer Unit for Special Education

Total Pages: 52
File Size: 4 MB



Reindeer Non-Fiction Unit containing over 50 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on the reindeer addresses the characteristics and important facts about reindeer in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on reindeer. This repetition encourages true understanding of the characteristics of reindeer. Finally, many of the reindeer activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

➡️This unit now includes a movie version of the book and 18 google slides. This is perfect now for distance learning or socially distancing in the classroom.

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Reindeer Unit Includes:

  • 19 page book on reindeer plus voice recorded powerpoint show
  • movie version of book
  • 16 symbol vocabulary board to use while teaching about reindeer
  • Cut and paste fact sheets on reindeer
  • Circle map reviewing main facts about reindeer
  • 2 sorting activities
  • Reindeer habitat map (2 versions)
  • 18 google slides (includes a set with differentiated activities)


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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I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.