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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Exploitation, Day 1: Touching
Developmentally Disabled students need to know they types of touch, appropriate touching, and their personal rights. They brainstorm types of touch, go over their personal rights, and discuss social skills. Very appropriate lesson for moderately disabled students.
9th - 12th Special Education 22 Views 49 Downloads
Private & Public
Some disabled students have a difficulty understanding what is and what is not publicly appropriate behavior. Help them build healthy social skills by defining public and private behaviors, labeling public and private places, and role-playing.
9th - 12th Special Education 29 Views 78 Downloads
Reproduction, Day 4: Sexual Decision-Making
Every human has the need for affection. This lesson teaches mild to moderately disabled secondary high schoolers to make good choices regarding sexual contact. The lesson is developmentally and age appropriate and covers topics such as sexual expression, private parts, privacy, and decision-making.
9th - 12th Special Education 19 Views 50 Downloads
Reproduction, Day 5: Birth Control
Students with mild to moderate disabilities discuss human reproduction and the importance of preventing pregnancy. They review reproductive anatomy, sexual decision making, and what birth control is. The lesson concludes with a vocabulary game to help solidify concept understanding.
9th - 12th Special Education 14 Views 56 Downloads
STRONG--an acronym for goal-setting success! Using a graphic organizer and useful acronym, your learners develop a goal plan for the class as a whole, while considering the requirements of, and obstacles to, achieving their goal. Briefly review the goal with your class at the beginning of each day and then at the conclusion of the goal's time frame, have your class reflect on their collaborative process.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 286 Views 354 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sense of Hearing
Create a graphic organizer to review parts and systems of the body, then present a new topic. Special education students grades 3-5 learn about the sense of hearing. They draw parts of the ear, sign a song, read Perk Up Your Ears, and sort loud and quiet things.
3rd - 5th Special Education 15 Views 38 Downloads
Let's Meet The Presidents
Create a digital movie documenting research about an American President. Using internet sources, students with special needs gather information about their chosen president. Working in groups, they use this information to create a digital movie giving a biographical account of the president's life.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 14 Views 30 Downloads
Speech/Language Scavenger Hunt
A good idea. To build both speech and social skills special ed students go on a scavenger hunt. They locate people around the school and say a series of words, when they say the words correctly they receive a prize. They also ask for things, which they will receive if they ask appropriately.
3rd - 6th Special Education 26 Views 95 Downloads
Reproduction, Day 3: Parenthood
Reproduction can result in parenthood. Discuss the pros and cons, responsibility, and possible results of sexual intercourse. Intended for a secondary special education class, this lesson is developmentally appropriate for mild to moderately disabled young scholars.
9th - 12th Special Education 10 Views 29 Downloads
Understanding and Supporting Our Peers with Cognitive Challenges
Students explore different federal laws promoting the education for the handicapped. For this literacy lesson, students brainstorm how they can help individual with Down syndrome. They read a fiction book related to the topic and discuss their thoughts about it.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 26 Views 52 Downloads
Many developmentally disabled students struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This lesson contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking with their hands and reacting scenes, as well as great instructional support to practice these skills.
6th - 10th Language Arts 114 Views 435 Downloads
Cooking Skills : Special Education
Using the microwave, boiling water for pasta, and using a knife to make a sandwich are all independent living skills. Prepare your special needs young scholars for life by having them prepare three easy-to-cook items. Each skill is laid out as numbered steps, which is great for the learner and for you.
9th - 12th Health 120 Views 233 Downloads
Special Ed Lesson: Rain Cloud Activity
What is rain and where does it come from? Help your special-needs class understand the weather concepts of rain, clouds, and the water cycle with this introductory activity. They view a PowerPoint video (not included), answer questions about what they saw, engage in a group discussion about weather, and make a rain cloud model using construction paper and yarn.
1st - 5th Special Education 17 Views 71 Downloads
Earth Day Jeopardy for Special Ed grades 3-12
Get your special-needs learners all set for Earth Day! Use these developmentally appropriate questions and answers related to Earth Day concepts, which include recycling, conservation, pollution, and ecology. Note: Check out LessonPlanet's collection of Jeopardy Style PowerPoint games and activities.
3rd - 12th Science 19 Views 81 Downloads
Special Education Poetry Idea
Use this simple activity to introduce poetry to your junior high or high school Special Education class. Learners take turns writing lines that rhyme with a word you assigned. After all the sentences are written, they arrange them to create an original rhyming poem.
7th - 12th Special Education 11 Views 67 Downloads
Special Education Lesson: Counting by Jumping Squares
Get your kids counting and moving with this fun activity. Special-needs students practice counting objects up to 7, count using a numberline, and focus on recognizing the number before and after. This mini lesson finishes with a kinesthetic twist, where learners jump from block to block as they count aloud.
K - 1st Special Education 17 Views 63 Downloads
Connecting Letters and Memory
Elementary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities use a variety of tools to connect letter sounds to images. They use flash cards, posters, and writing while saying to connect letter image to phonemic equivalent. Then, they use workbooks, clay, charts, and manipulatives to practice the letter skill acquired.
2nd - 5th Special Education 17 Views 62 Downloads
Environmental Awareness and Children's Literature
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 books on the environment.
6th - 12th Science 18 Views 55 Downloads