The Grouchy Ladybug Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL

Total Pages: 104 plus 44 google slides
File Size: 3 MB



The Grouchy Ladybug is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This over 100 page unit has various activities to accompany this book, The Grouchy Ladybug. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading The Grouchy Ladybug. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of a very grouch ladybug and all the animals he wants to fight along the way. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of The Grouchy Ladybug activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There is also one of my most popular social stories on getting angry and how to deal with that emotion.

****There are now digital versions of the activities in this unit. There are 44 google slides (includes differentiated set) plus a youtube video embedded with the story read aloud.

Please see the preview for a detailed look at the contents.


Unit Includes:

  • 22 google slides plus directions on how to assign them in google classroom
  • 20 symbol storyboard to use with The Grouchy Ladybug **
  • 2 size sequencing activities of animals from The Grouchy Ladybug (easy and more difficult) **
  • Word associations from The Grouchy Ladybug **
  • Clock labeling activity with animals from The Grouchy Ladybug**
  • Comprehension check of The Grouchy Ladybug with picture prompts **
  • Social story: Everyone Gets Angry with 2 related activities
    • Angry vs grouchy sorting activity **
    • Good and bad choices when angry **

**: 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, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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