The Very Clumsy Click Beetle Literacy Unit for Special Education with google slides

Total Pages: 76 plus 30 google slides
File Size: 5 MB




The Very Clumsy Click Beetle is the focus of this literacy 76 page plus 30 google slides unit developed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany this book, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading The Very Clumsy Click Beetle. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on how this click beetle finally gets himself back on his feet. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, not many students know what click beetles are, so there is a non-fiction story included on the characteristics of click beetles. There is also a 13-page social story addressing the concept of getting embarrassed which goes perfectly with this story and is great for students with autism and special learning needs.

****I have added digital versions of the activities in this unit. There are now 30 google slides and a movie of the book read aloud as well as the story on click beetles and the social story.

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The Very Clumsy Click Beetle Unit Includes:

  • 20 symbol storyboard to accompany the book
  • Verb associations from the story (includes digital version)
  • Double initial consonant sorting (includes digital version)
  • Nouns and verbs coloring sheet (includes digital version)
  • Upside down worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Comprehension check (includes digital version)
  • 13 page non-fiction story on Click Beetles (includes movie version)
  • Circle map on click beetles (includes digital version)
  • 13 page social story on Getting Embarrassed (includes movie version)
  • Things that make me embarrassed writing prompt (includes digital version)

* : color and BW versions provided
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.

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★★★Please consider checking out my other Literacy units:

The Grouchy Ladybug
The Very Quiet Cricket
The Tiny Seed
The Very Busy Spider
Mister Seahorse
The Greedy Python