The Littlest Pilgrim Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 59 pages plus 26 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


The Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty is the focus of this literacy 50+page unit developed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Brandi Dougherty’s book, The Littlest Pilgrim. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading The Littlest Pilgrim. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of this young pilgrim girl as she tries to help despite being told she is too little. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of The Littlest Pilgrim activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation. There is also a 15 page social story addressing being a good friend which goes perfectly with this story and is great for students with autism and special learning needs.

**There are digital versions of the activities included. There are 26 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.

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The Littlest Pilgrim Unit Includes:

  • 15 symbol storyboard to accompany reading The Littlest Pilgrim
  • Comprehension check (includes digital version)
  • 4 big/little sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • Being a Good Friend social story (includes movie version)
  • I am Not Too Little booklet for students to make (includes digital version)
  • Circle map on what being a good friend looks like (includes digital version)

**: includes both color and BW versions
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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If you like this unit, consider adding my Thanksgiving Unit that has another 85 pages of material.