Special Education Teacher Resources
From the special education classroom to accomodations for students with varying levels of disability, explore teaching strategies and lesson plans to make learning come alive across disciplines!
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Investigating Birth Defects
Intended to inform a general audience on why birth defect happen, they take on the role of epidemiologists. They will read background information, conduct internet research, and compile the information. A mock investigation and diagnoses concludes the lesson.
7th - 8th Science 18 Views 50 Downloads
What Objects Sink and What Objects Float: Special Ed
Intended for use with children having severe and profound special educational needs, this resource brings practical science to life. In order to understand what objects float and what object sink, learners will predict and test their guesses through hands-on experiment.
Pre-K - 3rd Science 35 Views 190 Downloads
Reproduction, Day 2: Pregnancy
Nearly all students have seen pregnant women and may have questions about human development. Intended for secondary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities, this lesson defines the process of pregnancy in a developmentally appropriate way.
9th - 12th Special Education 22 Views 122 Downloads
Special Education Fitness Challenge
Make fitness a part of each and every day. Special Ed students are given charts with maps and record keeping information. They are given a 20-week period (late October to late March, when the weather is cool enough) to walk that designated distance.
4th - 5th Physical Education 28 Views 36 Downloads
STD & HIV/AIDS, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Staying Safe
Decrease risky behavior and inform your secondary Special Ed class about AIDS/HIV. They talk about germs, AIDS, transmission, and staying safe. Developmentally disabled individuals need to be informed about safe sex and disease transmission.
9th - 12th Special Education 22 Views 83 Downloads
Resources & Review, Day 1: Resources
Prepare your secondary special ed class for a life of independence. Part of independent living is knowing how to ask for help and where to go. They review the times they need help, the type of community resources available, and practice asking questions appropriately.
9th - 12th Special Education 39 Views 166 Downloads
Reproduction, Day 1: Reproductive System
Engage Secondary Special Education students in a developmentally appropriate instructional activity on human reproduction. They review genital anatomy and 5 key components that comprise the reproductive cycle. Perfect for a mild to moderately disabled class.
9th - 12th Special Education 37 Views 145 Downloads
Understanding the Body, Day 2: Puberty
What is puberty? Get your secondary special needs learners on the right track with this develpmentally appropriate lesson. They define and describe the differences between men, women, boys, and girls, discuss major events that mark peberty, and sexual feelings.
9th - 12th Special Education 23 Views 62 Downloads
Kindergartenrs examine ways to communicate about each other when they are grouped as verbal and non-verbal, multi-handicapped pairs. They design a slideshow showing what they have learned about their non-verbal friends, and make a communication book for the special needs students.
K Science 24 Views 61 Downloads
Secondary special education students are introduced to the topics covered in health class. This is the first in a series of lessons focused teaching developmentally appropriate life and sexual health related topics. Intended for mild to moderately disabled students.
9th - 12th Special Education 55 Views 71 Downloads
Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include social skills, appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction, and sexually transmitted diseases.
9th - 12th Health 43 Views 127 Downloads
Communication, Day 5: Saying "No"
There are many ways to say, no. Secondary special needs students need to know when and how to say no when they feel they are in an uncomfortable situation. They sign, say, and role-play how to say no. Worksheets and role-playing cards are included.
9th - 12th Special Education 33 Views 102 Downloads
Reading Functional Weather Sight Words
Sight words, word recognition, and flash card drills are the mode for teaching that is outlined here. To increase weather vocabulary and content specific word recognition, kids with special needs work through flash card drills. The teacher chooses several weather words out of a weather report, uses them to create flashcards, then drills the learners until they can identify them correctly.
6th - 12th Language Arts 43 Views 70 Downloads
Daily Lesson Plan for a Struggling Reader
Strategy-based programs that are executed with consistency are the best for achieving growth in any learner with a learning disability. Here is a seven-step lesson plan that is highly structured and is intended to help learners with significant struggles in reading.
K - 8th Language Arts 563 Views 434 Downloads
Relationships, Day 4: Friendships & Dating
It is so important to help special needs individuals know the difference between dating and friendship. They define friendship, differentiate between friends and strangers, role-play, practice greetings, then talk about dating. This activity is intended for a secondary class with students having mild to moderate disabilities.
9th - 12th Special Education 37 Views 152 Downloads
Disability Awareness Activity Packet
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a better grasp of what life is like for children with disabilities.
Pre-K - Higher Ed Special Education 156 Views 101 Downloads
Using Poetry in Teaching Reading to Special Education Students
A series of well-written activities, these lessons prompt middle schoolers reading below grade level (at a second, third, or fourth grade level) to use poetry to practice basic reading skills. They rhyme, build words, make inferences, and practice phonics skills.
6th - 9th Special Education 80 Views 744 Downloads
Mastering a Student's Personal Information in a Special Education Classroom
Your special education students can memorize their personal information. In order to master their personal information, they create a photo book to help them remember names, birthdays, addresses, phone numbers, then take pictures to match up with each topic.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 31 Views 95 Downloads
What Objects Sink and What Objects Float Science Lesson Plan
Get your special ed learners exploring science. They conduct an experiment to determine why certain objects sink and why certain objects float. This lesson is intended for 1st/2nd graders with sever to profound cognitive disabilities.
1st - 2nd Science 25 Views 84 Downloads