Toad Weather Literacy Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 34 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Toad Weather by Sandra Markle is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Markle’s book Toad Weather. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Toad Weather. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the amazing toad migration that occurs in Pennsylvania every spring.


*****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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Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on toads (includes digital version)
  • Circle map on rain (includes digital version)
  • Sorting things you do on rainy or sunny days (includes digital version)
  • Matching clothing to weather (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: The Toad Migration (includes digital version)
  • 12 google slides


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.


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