The One and Only Bob Novel Study for Special Education with chapter questions

Total Pages 241 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 month


The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. It is the sequel to The One and Only IvanHave 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 200+ page unit on the novel The One and Only Bob 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 Applegate’s book, The One and Only BobThis is the sequel to The One and Only IvanThe 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 listen to the story of Bob, a dog whose best friends are a gorilla and an elephant. Follow Bob in this story as you learn more about his past, and watch him survive (with the help of his friends) not only a hurricane but also a tornado. 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 2 or more activities (36 different activities!!) to go with 20-page section 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 20 pages. Each question has 3 picture answer choices. An answer key and reference pages for the questions are included.

???Looking for the prequel to this story, The One and Only Ivan. Just CLICK HERE

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The One and Only Bob Unit Includes:

  • 240 pages of activities to accompany The One and Only Bob
  • Table of Contents
  • Suggestions for Use and Suggestions for Differentiation for activities
  • 36 activities (2 or more for each 20 page section)
  • 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 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