The Greedy Python Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


The Greedy Python is the focus of this literacy 60+page unit developed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany this book, The Greedy Python. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading The Greedy Python. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of this greedy python as he east his way through the jungle. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of The Greedy Python activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There is also a 19-page social story and activity addressing the concept and importance of generosity which goes perfectly with this story and is great for students with autism and special learning needs.

****This unit now includes a digital version of most of the activities. There are now 20 google slides, a movie of the book read aloud and the social story in a movie version.

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The Greedy Python Unit Includes:

  • 20 symbol storyboard to accompany the book
  • Circle map reviewing main story elements (includes digital version)
  • Jungle/Arctic Animal sorting activity * (includes digital version)
  • What do I Eat? matching activity * (includes digital version)
  • Python sequencing activity * (includes digital version)
  • Comprehension check * (includes digital version)
  • Social story on Being Generous (includes movie)
  • Greedy/generous sorting activity (includes digital version)

* : color and BW versions provided


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.

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

★★★Please consider checking out my other Literacy units:

The Grouchy Ladybug
The Very Quiet Cricket
The Tiny Seed
The Very Busy Spider
The Greedy Python
The Very Lonely Firefly