Official What Happened to You? lesson plan! Created with the author.

  • The title reads: What Happened to You? Learning resources Level: EYFS & Year 1
  • Title reads: Minds on: Pre-Reading. An image of Joe, Simone and the other children crossing the bridge. From the book, illustration by Karen George.
  • Title reads: Follow Up Lesson Plan: Social Stories Making Friends. Level: EYFS & Year 1. Illustration shows Joe flying through the air, being a pirate
  • Title reads: Learning resources Level: Years 2, 3 & 4
  • An extract from the Years 2 to 4 lesson plan. Eg "For example, is your plaground accessible?" Full text available in the pdf. Illustration shows Joe standing happily holding a sword.

We know a lot of teachers are using What Happened to You? in schools, so we got an actual teacher – Ale from Read with River – to create a lesson plan with us. Thanks to Faber, the publisher, for commissioning it, you can find it on their website too.

These learning resources were put together with a view to teaching in the UK and internationally. In the UK, Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 covers from four to six years old, and Years 2, 3 & 4 covers ages six to ten. You can download the pdfs for free just below.

If you don’t have a copy of the book yet, it’s available in most bookshops, and from our local Blackwell’s, who deliver internationally. It’s illustrated by Karen George, and published by Faber.

You might also be interested in our thoughts for teachers on disability and children’s books more generally. We have a KidLitCripCrit list too, of our favourite picture books featuring disabled characters.

Hope this is helpful!

Lucy and James

Edit 23rd August: the reference to “hearing impairment” should read “D/deaf” instead – we’re trying to change this in the pdf.

Title reads: Learning resources Level: Years 2, 3 & 4

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