The Isle of the Lost Novel Unit for Special Ed with comprehension questions

Total pages:  264

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The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought, there is no way they will sit and listen? Persevere, it is worth it!! This 260 page unit on the novel The Isle of the Lost is designed for students who have significant disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading a novel 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 unit has various activities to accompany Cruz’s book, The Isle of the Lost. The materials were designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through listening to this novel. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the adventures of 4 descendants of some of Disney’s most infamous villains. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There are one or more activities (43 different activities!!) to go with each chapter as your students stay engaged while you read this novel aloud.

This novel unit now includes comprehension questions for each chapter. There are 5 multiple choice questions to go with each chapter. An answer key is included

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


The Isle of the Lost Unit Includes:

  • 200 pages of activities to accompany The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
  • Table of Contents
  • Suggestions for Use and Suggestions for Differentiation for activities
  • 43 activities (one or more to go with each chapter)
  • 5 multiple choice questions for each chapter
  • Answer Key



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

★★★ If you like using novels in your classroom, check out my many other novel studies.

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

Reading Novels to a Low Incidence Class