The List of Things that Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead 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 286 page unit on the novel The List of Things that Will Not Change 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS NOVEL UNIT IS FOR STUDENTS WITH SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES AND ARE EITHER EMERGING OR NON-READERS
This unit has various activities to accompany Stead’s book The List of Things that Will Not Change. 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 as they listen to this story about Bea who is navigating the changes in her life including her dad getting remarried to another man. 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 is one activity (46 different activities!!) to go with every chapter as your students stay engaged while you read this novel aloud.
There are 2 complete files to go with this unit. One is in color and one is in BW.
This unit has 5 multiple choice comprehension questions for every 2-3 chapters. Each question has 3 picture answer choices. An answer key is included.
If your students love this book, you will want to check out my novel unit on When You Reach Me, also by Rebecca Stead. CLICK HERE
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