We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Caldecott Medal Winner in 2019. This 30 page unit on We are Water Protectors is designed for students who have significant disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading to my students, regardless of their learning level. The lesson of learning to sit while someone is talking is an invaluable skill that is worthwhile teaching.
There are so many benefits to reading out loud to your students. You will teach them an invaluable skill of learning to sit still while someone else is talking. Your parents will also LOVE you for not only teaching them this skill of sitting but also for exposing them to age-appropriate material. Plus, you never know which students you will touch with each story you read.