The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages 56 pages plus 24 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Ezra Jack Keats’s book, The Snowy Day.


The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading The Snowy Day.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of Peter in the city on a snowy day. This repetition encourages deeper engagement in the book.


Finally, there is a social story about feeling disappointed with a writing activity.


*****This unit includes 24 google slides and a version of the book read aloud. Perfect for distance learning. The slides are separated into 2 files. One is regular and one is differentiated with color for more support.


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Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard to use with The Snowy Day
  • Circle map on winter (with digital version)
  • Sound matching activity (with digital version)
  • Footprint identification activity (with digital version)
  • Winter/Summer sorting activity (with digital version)
  • Melting snowman sequencing activity (with digital version)
  • Sorting things that would melt activity (with digital version)
  • My favorite season writing prompt (with digital version)
  • Cut and paste comprehension check (with digital version)
  • 11-page social story on feeling disappointed
  • Feeling disappointed writing prompt (with digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into 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.