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Special Education Plan

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Special needs students practice completing everyday tasks such as organizing a day plan, reading a clock and completing simple math problems. They define the proper learning techniques for their disorder and utilize props in learning...
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iPad Apps for Your Special Education Class

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Swing into technology with these special education apps that are perfect for your learners.
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Environmental Awareness and Children's Literature

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Use an alternative setting for pregnant teens and young mothers, as well as special education children to examine environmental topics through literature. Included in this unit is a visit to neighborhood libraries to select children's...
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education young scholars, this resource provides reading...
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The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

For Students 9th - 12th
Gain a deeper understanding of autism and the broad spectrum of individuals that this developmental disorder affects. Temple Grandin explains key aspects of autism as conveyed through the recent motion picture based on her life,...
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I Am Special and You Are Special Too

For Teachers Pre-K
Pre-schoolers identify things that make them a special individual. In this diversity instructional activity, they read the book Little Gorilla and discuss ways they are special and unique. Children create a birthday party for "Little...
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Educating Children about Autism in an Inclusive Classroom

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
How do we meet the needs of learners with autism? Find out with an in-depth study that offers a thorough explanation of autism—what it is and how unique every individual's case may be, nine lesson plans spanning from kindergarten to 12th...
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Advocating For My Needs After High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson unit teaches learners with special needs how to advocate for their needs after high school. Class members review appropriate was to disclose their disability during interviews and applications, and how to request...
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Special Protections-Session Six

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Parents and children work together in a community circle to discuss caring for people with special needs. In separate groups, the children sing and listen to a story. They discuss ways people are alike, and ways they are different....
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Religion and Ethics: Living with Special Needs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore human behavior by exploring mental and physical disabilities. In this learning disability lesson, students identify the different disabilities students have which prevent them from working at the same pace as the rest of...
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Adapted Physical Education

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Looking for information about how to adapt physical education for learners with special needs? Check out this packet that provides information about general adaptations, as well as appropriate approaches and activities for children with...
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Better Attitudes and Skills in Children

For Teachers K - 3rd
Little kids often have very big feelings, and need help expressing them. A set of social emotional lessons provide tangible ways for young elementary learners to visualize their emotions, focus on clear communication, and channel their...
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Creating Children's Books

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students collaborate to create a children's book. In this visual arts lesson, student study the components and procedures that go into making a children's book including the shape, size. layout, biographical information about the author,...
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National Love Our Children Day

For Students 6th - 10th
Have your class discuss National Love Our Children Day worksheet. Learners complete activities, such as reading a passage, matching phrases, filling in the blanks, choosing the correct word, spelling, sequencing, asking questions,...
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I Am Special and You Are Special Too #4

For Teachers K
The students listen to a book about being different and investigate that everyone is different, but special in their own unique way. The students draw a picture of themselves using multi-cultural markers. Along with the drawing, the...
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Waiting

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Waiting can be hard for everyone, but for individuals with autism or other special needs, it can be confusing and frustrating. Lead a discussion in which students brainstorm times in their lives when they would need to wait, and help...
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Adding One Digit Numbers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young mathematicians explore adding one digit numbers. In this primary special needs math lesson plan, children count and add beads with a partner. They interact with a screen cast as they combine beads, then check themselves by viewing...
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Life Journey Through Autism: An Educator’s Guide

For Teachers K - 8th
A clear, straightforward guide to autism is a great introduction to educational strategies and resources for educators and parents. With background information about autism, an explanation to educational approaches, resources for...
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Historical Figure Picture Book

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a really fun way to teach historical fiction and research at the same time.  The class researches the life of Annie Sullivan and then uses facts from her life to create a historical fiction where they are time travelers going...
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Understanding My Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Three scripted lessons comprise a unit designed to inform special needs students about their rights and responsibilities in high school. In the first lesson class members examine the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Child Find,...
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A Historical and Educational Perspective on American Sign Language

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Using Sign Language to Communicate with Your Special-Needs Students in the Classroom
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Game template

For Students K - 6th
Playing games can be a fun way to learn social engagement skills. This is nothing more that a 11 block game template, but it can be used with special needs or Autistic children to foster social skills. They will need to follow...
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Special Friends: Challenge Activities (Theme 9)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Special Friends is the theme of a unit comprised of challenge activities for those who have already mastered the skills in the Houghton Mifflin unit Special Friends. Extended learning opportunities include writing an activity book, a...
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Special Friends: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 9)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Special Friends is the theme of a unit consisting of extra support lessons created to reinforce concepts with the help from grand discussions, chants, and practice worksheets. Unit topics include letter sounds, base words, endings,...

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