Wemberly Worried Special Education Back to School


Total Pages 30 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book is great for back to school. This unit has various activities to accompany the book Wemberly Worried.


The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Wemberly Worried.


There are many opportunities for students to listen to how Wemberly worries about everything until she meets a very special friend.


*****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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Wemberly Worried Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on things people worry about (includes digital version)
  • Word map on worry (includes digital version)
  • Sorting things that help or hurt when worrying (includes digital version)
  • Matching what people worry about to the situation (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: When I Worry (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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