Stone Soup Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 51 pages plus 22 google slides
Answer Key N/A
Teaching Duration 1 Week




Stone Soup by Ann McGovern is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has 5 activities to accompany Ann McGovern’s book, Stone Soup.


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


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of a man who tricks a little old lady into making him a delicious pot of soup from a stone. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book.


Finally, many of the Stone Soup activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There is also a picture recipe for making soup together as a class.


*****This unit now has digital versions of the printable activities. There are 22 google slides and a movie of the book read aloud.


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Stone Soup Literacy Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities (including the book read aloud)


Stone Soup Activities:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map about what went into the soup (includes digital version)
  • Stone soup picture recipe
  • Vowel sorting activity (includes digital version)
  • Utenisl sorting activity (includes digital version)
  • 5 scatter counting worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Comprehension check (includes digital version)



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.