Seed by Seed Literacy Unit for Special Education | Johnny Appleseed


Total Pages 29 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Seed by Seed by Esme Raji Codell is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book is great for autumn or fall or to add to your unit on apples. This unit has various activities to accompany the book Seed by Seed.


The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Seed by Seed.


There are many opportunities for students to listen to the legend of John “Appleseed” Chapman and the tenants he lived by.


*****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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Seed by Seed Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map about John Chapman (includes digital version)
  • Word map on being a legend (includes digital version)
  • Sorting good and bad things for the Earth (includes digital version)
  • Sorting kind and unkind actions (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: Planting Seeds (includes digital version)
  • 12 google slides



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.


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