Special Education Teacher Resources
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Disabilities Awareness
For this boy scout merit badge: disabilities awareness worksheet, 8th graders research the topic using the websites listed, answer 7 detailed questions about access, agencies, disabled people, careers, advocacy then perform certain tasks.
8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 3 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 lesson is intended for a secondary class with learners having mild to moderate disabilities.
9th - 12th Special Education 23 Views 144 Downloads
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 7 Views 47 Downloads
The Multi-sensory Approach to Words
To help her dyslexic and ADHD learners boost their spelling abilities, this special education teacher developed a multi-sensory approach. The class says the word, prints it on an index card, spells the word aloud, then writes the word again.
5th - 9th Special Education 16 Views 111 Downloads
Racing for Equality
Young scholars examine the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rights that it grants to disabled Americans. They apply this legislation to a discrimination lawsuit filed by wheelchair athletes involved in the New York Marathon.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 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 98 Views 77 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 57 Views 730 Downloads
Religion and Ethics: Living with Special Needs
Students explore human behavior by exploring mental and physical disabilities. For this learning disability lesson, students identify the different disabilities students have which prevent them from working at the same pace as the rest of the class.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 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 14 Views 90 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 5 Views 65 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 9 Views 79 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 3 Views 65 Downloads
Special Education Lesson: Counting by Jumping Squares
Get your kids counting and moving with this fun activity. Special-needs young scholars practice counting objects up to 7, count using a numberline, and focus on recognizing the number before and after. This mini lesson plan finishes with a kinesthetic twist, where learners jump from block to block as they count aloud.
K - 1st Special Education 8 Views 60 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 10 Views 118 Downloads
What Objects Sink and What Objects Float Science Lesson Plan
Get your special ed students 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 12 Views 78 Downloads
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 8 Views 43 Downloads
Private & Public
Some disabled learners 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 16 Views 74 Downloads
Reproduction, Day 4: Sexual Decision-Making
Every human has the need for affection. This instructional activity teaches mild to moderately disabled secondary students to make good choices regarding sexual contact. The instructional activity is developmentally and age appropriate and covers topics such as sexual expression, private parts, privacy, and decision-making.
9th - 12th Special Education 8 Views 44 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 6 Views 54 Downloads