The Story of Snow Literacy Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 33 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino and Jon Nelson is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs.


This unit has various activities to accompany Cassino and Nelson’s book, The Story of Snow. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading The Story of Snow.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they learn how a snowflake is formed from just a speck. This repetition encourages deeper engagement in 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 Story of 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 Story of Snow Ever activities in color
  • The Story of Snow activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities (includes video of book read aloud)


The Story of Snow Activities:

  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on how a snowflake is formed (includes digital version)
  • Sequencing how a snowflake is formed (includes digital version)
  • Sorting the shapes of snow crystals (includes digital version)
  • Fill in the blank worksheet on facts from the book (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: I was once only a speck… (includes digital version)
  • 12 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, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.