Saint Nicholas Unit for Special Education

Total Pages: 72
File Size: 7 MB



St. Nicholas Non-Fiction Unit containing over 70 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on St. Nicholas addresses the history of St. Nicholas and how he shaped who many of us know as Santa Claus 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 St. Nicholas. This repetition encourages true understanding of the characteristics of who this important man was.

★★★ Finally, this unit contains my complete social story unit on Generosity. There are 2 social stories and a sorting activity included.

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St. Nicholas Unit Includes:

• 23 page book on St. Nicholas
• Circle map with facts from the story**
• Venn Diagram comparing St. Nicholas and Santa Claus**
• Writing prompt**
• Cut and paste cloze worksheet **
• 19 page social story on Generosity using photos
• 11 page black and white booklet on generosity
• Generous/Greedy sorting activity**

** : Color and BW versions
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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Please consider checking out my Christmas/December units as a great companion to these materials by clicking on the Christmas tab to the left in my store.