The Hello Goodbye Window Literacy Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



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


The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Caldecott Medal Winner in 2006. This 29 page unit on The Hello, Goodbye Window is designed for students who have significant disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading to my students, regardless of their learning level. The lesson of learning to sit while someone is talking is an invaluable skill that is worthwhile teaching.

This is a story about a girl’s visit with her grandparents and all the things they see out their kitchen window.

****There are digital versions of the activities included. There are 12 google slides including a differentiated set and a movie of the book read aloud. SEE THE VIDEO PREVIEW FOR A WALK-THROUGH OF THE SLIDES.

See preview for the table of contents and a detailed look at what is included.


The Hello, Goodbye Window Unit Includes:

  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on things in a kitchen (includes digital version)
  • Sorting foods you eat for breakfast or dinner (includes digital version)
  • Matching items each delivery person might bring (includes digital version)
  • Sequence saying hello (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: Saying goodbye (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.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

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

I also have a blog post on reading to a low incidence class that includes some FREE SAMPLES:

Reading Novels to a Low Incidence Class