James and the Giant Peach Novel Study for Special Ed with questions

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3rd - 8th, Homeschool
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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought, there is no way they will sit and listen? Persevere, it is worth it!! This 300 page unit on the novel James and the Giant Peach is designed for students who have disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading a novel 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 unit has various activities to accompany Roald Dahl's book, James and the Giant Peach. The materials were designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through listening to this novel. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the adventures of the adventurous boy James and his unusual friends. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the James and the Giant Peach activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There is an activity (41 different activities!!) to go with each chapter as your students stay engaged while you read this novel aloud.

***There are now 3 comprehension questions for each chapter. I also separated this unit into 2 separate files. One is completely in color and one is completely in black and white.

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James and the Giant Peach Unit Includes:

  • 294 pages of activities to accompany James and the Giant Peach
  • Table of Contents
  • Suggestions for Use and Suggestions for Differentiation for activities
  • 41 activities (1 for each chapter plus some bonus activities)
  • 3 comprehension questions for each chapter


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. Remember, you will gain credit toward future purchases on tpt as you leave more and more feedback!!

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.

★★★ If you like using novels in your classroom, check out these other novel studies:

Charlotte’s Web

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Because of Winn-Dixie

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

The Wizard of Oz

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory




Where the Red Fern Grows


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

Reading Novels to a Low Incidence Class

Total Pages
294 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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