Wolf in the Snow Literacy Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages 32 pages plus 14 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This book was the Caldecott Medal Winner in 2018. This 30 page unit on Wolf in the Snow 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.

This is a variation of the story Little Red Riding Hood. A little girl gets lost in the snow rescuing a wolf pup. There are very few words in this book and is a great one for creating a story from the illustrations. It also uses some great examples of onomatopoeia.

****There are digital versions of the activities included. There are 14 google slides including a differentiated set and a movie of the book read aloud. 


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Wolf in the Snow Unit Includes:

⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Wolf in the Snow activities in color
  • Wolf in the Snow activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities (includes video of book read aloud)


Wolf in the Snow Activities:

  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on wolves (includes digital version)
  • Sorting examples and non-examples of onomatopoeia (includes digital version)
  • Matching sounds to animals (includes digital version)
  • Maze helping the girl find the wolf pup (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt (includes digital version)
  • 14 google slides


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.

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.

I also have a blog post on reading to a low incidence class that includes some FREE SAMPLES:

Reading Novels to a Low Incidence Class