The Tiny Seed Unit for Special Ed with digital activities | Distance Learning

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The Tiny Seed is the focus of this literacy unit developed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany the book, The Tiny Seed. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading The Tiny Seed. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of this tiny seed and the dangers it escapes. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the Tiny Seed activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There is also a 15-page social story addressing the concept and importance of perseverance which goes perfectly with this story and is great for students with autism and special learning needs.

***There are now digital versions of the activities in this unit. There are 22 google slides (includes differentiated set) plus a youtube video embedded with the story read aloud.

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Unit Includes:

  • 24 symbol storyboard to accompany the book, The Tiny Seed*
  • How a seed grows sequencing activity *
  • 2 circle maps reviewing elements from The Tiny Seed *
  • Sorting events from the story by season *
  • Close worksheets*
  • Preposition booklet, Where is the Tiny Seed
  • Social story on Perseverance (great for test time!)
  • 22 google slides plus directions on how to assign them in google classroom


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, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.

Please consider checking out my other Literacy units:

The Grouchy Ladybug
Mister Seahorse
The Very Quiet Cricket
The Very Busy Spider
The Greedy Python
The Very Lonely Firefly