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This 700+ page unit includes everything you need (except the actual book) to teach Charlie & the Chocolate Factory to your special education students. This literacy unit is comprehensive and rigorous, but it’s also differentiated so you can use it with all your students. Story Based Literacy is a way to focus on comprehension that’s fun and engaging. Your students will love the different activities that are included!


Students with disabilities need to be able to access age-appropriate literature. This increases reading interest, reading skills, and the understanding of literacy components that are required by the state standards. Students with disabilities do not have the same opportunities to access literature because their reading level is well below their peers. Story Based Literacy is an excellent way to provide your students with disabilities access to state standards and grade level texts.


This Story Based Literacy unit is a detailed novel study designed for students with moderate to severe disabilities. It aligns with Common Core and Essential Elements standards. In my self-contained classroom, we do one Story Based Literacy unit per year. You will need 20-30 minutes a day for Story Based Literacy.


This unit includes:

•Bulletin board pieces


•Alignment to Common Core & Essential Elements standards

•Data sheets

•Sample IEP goals



•Vocabulary flashcards

•Interactive vocabulary cards- 3 levels

•Vocabulary worksheets- 3 levels

•Vocabulary Bingo

•Vocabulary for interactive notebooks



•Chapter comprehension questions- yes/no questions, WH questions & inference questions

•Chapter communication boards- 2 levels

•Chapter repeated lines


Story Elements:

•Plot sequencing cards for each chapter

•Summary for interactive notebooks

•Character and setting flashcards

•Story elements worksheets- 3 levels



•15 leveled chapter activities to incorporate other subject areas including writing, math, functional skills, and social-emotional learning



This unit is based on the book, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. You will need to purchase the book to use this unit.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Story Based Literacy Unit for Special Education


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