The Jacket I Wear in the Snow for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 32 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs.


This unit has various activities to accompany Shirley Neitzel’s book, The Jacket I Wear in the Snow. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading The Jacket I Wear in the Snow.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on how a zipper gets stuck while playing in the snow. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book.


*****This unit includes 12 google slides and a version of the book read aloud. Perfect for an independent learning center. The slides are separated into 2 files. One is regular and one is differentiated with color for more support.



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The Jacket I Wear in the Snow 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:

  • The JAcket I Wear in the Snow activities in color
  • The Jacket I Wear in the Snow activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities (includes video of book read aloud)


The Jacket I Wear in the Snow Activities:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on things with zippers (includes digital version)
  • Circle map on things to do in the snow (includes digital version)
  • Sorting clothes you wear in the summer or winter (includes digital version)
  • Matching the body part to each clothing item (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: What I like to do in the snow (includes digital version)
  • 16 google slides


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, asking students good questions will push them to think more deeply than before.

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