Restart Novel Study for Special Education with comprehension questions

Total Pages: 233
File Size: 3 MB



Restart by Gordan Korman is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought, there is no way they will sit and listen? Persevere, it is worth it!! This 233 page unit on the novel Restart is designed for students who have significant disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading a novel to my students, regardless of their learning level. The lesson of learning to sit while someone is talking is an invaluable skill that is worthwhile teaching.


This unit has various activities to accompany Korman’s book, Restart. The materials were designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through listening to this novel. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the endearing story of a once terrorizing bully who gets a second chance after he develops amnesia. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation. There is an activity (32 different activities!!) to go with each chapter as your students stay engaged while you read this novel aloud.

I have started adding an option to use when you want students to have to choose between correct and incorrect answers in some of the activities. I am still including an errorless version as well. Hopefully, this will address even more learning levels in your class!

*****I have added comprehension questions to this unit. There are now 5 questions for each chapter, each with 3 answer choices. An answer key is included.

See preview for the table of contents and a detailed look at what is included.


Restart Unit Includes:

  • 2 separate and complete files (color and BW)
  • 85 pages of activities to accompany Restart
  • Table of Contents
  • Suggestions for Use and Suggestions for Differentiation for activities
  • 32 activities (one to go with every chapter)
  • 5 questions for each chapter
  • answer key


There are so many benefits to reading out loud to your students. You will teach them an invaluable skill of learning to sit still while someone else is talking. Your parents will also LOVE you for not only teaching them this skill of sitting, but also for exposing them to age appropriate material. Plus, you never know which students you will touch with each story you read.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.

★★★ If you like using novels in your classroom, check out my many other novel studies.

I also have a blog post on reading novels to a low incidence class that includes some FREE SAMPLES:

Reading Novels to a Low Incidence Class