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How To Travel On Earth Without Getting Lost

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Take a virtual trip with a geography lesson that uses longitude and latitude, the position of the sun, an astronomy app, and a classroom globe.
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Communication Board

For Students K - 12th
Help nonverbal individuals navigate a very verbal world with a helpful communication board. After they fill in their name to introduce themselves to others, learners can point to written responses to yes or no questions, as well as to...
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Food Picture Cards

For Students K - 12th
What's your favorite food? A helpful set of picture cards present 24 images of delicious foods, as well as their names, for learners to review.
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School Picture Cards

For Students K - 12th
Make the classroom a familiar place with both community and vocabulary! A set of picture cards prompt pupils to identify items typically found in a school or classroom setting.
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Home Picture Cards

For Students K - 12th
Help class members learn more about their homes with a set of review cards focused on household items. Appliances, parts of a house, and accessories on each card encourage young learners to learn the names of their familiar surroundings.
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Ending A Conversation

For Teachers K - 12th
Sometimes beginning a conversation isn't the hard part—it's ending the conversation that can be challenging. Autistic and mainstream learners alike can benefit from a resource that provides a reference handout with ways to end a...
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Splashes of Spring Math Centers

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Spring into math practice with a set of resources that taps into a variety of math practice. Skills include matching expressions to their definitions, a place value sorting activity, three multiplication and division games, several...
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Staying on Topic

For Teachers K - 12th
Get from the beginning of a conversation to a successful end with a communication activity. Learners practice staying on topic with a worksheet that prompts them to ask questions and make comments related to the subject of the conversation.
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Waiting Your Turn to Speak

For Teachers K - 12th
Have you ever been so excited to talk that you interrupted another person? Help young conversationalists wait their turn to speak with a social skills activity. 
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Responding to Questions

For Teachers K - 12th
Why is it important to answer a question? Assist learners with their growing communication skills with an information sheet that explains how questions are meant to gather information.
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Paying Attention and Listening to Others

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
It's always fun to talk about something you're interested in, but it's just as important to listen to what someone else has to say. Guide class members into becoming stronger listeners with an interactive brainstorming activity.
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Reciprocal Conversation

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Keep the conversation going with a social skills activity. Designed for learners with autism, the lesson guides peers through the back-and-forth of a conversation, encouraging them to wait their turn before responding.
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Let's Map the Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Before maps went mobile, people actually had to learn how to read maps. Pupils look at map elements in order to understand how to read them and locate specific locations. Finally, young cartographers discover how to make aerial maps.
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Choosing Friends

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Friendship can be both a positive and negative experience for both children and adults. Learning about the qualities of a good friend can help individuals choose supportive and helpful relationships. As class members complete a graphic...
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Participating With Others

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
For learners with autism spectrum disorder, participating with others in a social setting can be stressful and overwhelming. A brainstorming activity prompts pupils to consider the expectations of a particular social occasion, including...
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Respecting the Ideas of Others

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Communicating clearly is one part of a successful conversation, but listening to others is just as important. Individuals with special needs plan calm responses and reactions to differing opinions with a collaborative activity.