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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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 instructional activity finishes with a kinesthetic twist, where learners jump from block to block as they count aloud.
K - 1st Special Education 18 Views 65 Downloads
The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair
Students develop disability awareness. In this character building and diversity lesson plan, students listen to the book The Story of Taylor and his Wheelchair by James Riggio Heelan, then describe things that were difficult for Taylor to do because of his cerebral palsy.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 33 Downloads
Stellaluna Lesson: Increase Oral Language Development and Story Comprehension
To be used with the BRAIDY system, this lesson works to increase oral language and reading comprehension. Special needs pupils review parts of a story, sequence of events, and create a Venn diagram showing the differences between birds and bats.
1st - 6th Special Education 26 Views 163 Downloads
Religion and Ethics: Living with Special Needs
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 the class.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 17 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 18 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
Lesson 5- Symme "trees": Understanding Same
Pairs of socks can be the same and they can be different. Use socks to emphasise the meanings of the words same and different. Your special ed class will examine each pair of socks you provide to determine if they are the same or different.
1st - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 17 Downloads
Colors of Winter-Body Parts/Senses
Fun is in the air as learners with special needs engage in sensory-filled activities. They discuss color, snow, cold, winter, and body parts while touching and smelling various objects. They discuss the parts of the body with relation to snowmen.
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 19 Downloads
Big and Small
Sorting big and small objects builds spacial reasoning classification, and visual discrimination skills. Your class will read a story about big and small bubbles, practice identifying big and small objects, then sort big and small balls into the proper boxes.
K - 6th Math 15 Views 36 Downloads
Falling into Shapes
Children with special needs participate in several activities to reinforce shape and color recognition. They sign the word leaf, sing a song about leaves, and bounce leaves around on a parachute. They then help the instructor name various colors and shapes, and create a collaborate class mural using the colors discussed and leaf shapes.
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 26 Downloads
Using a Debit Card to Make Purchases
After you make a photo album of image depicting the process of using a debit card, kids in your class can start practicing. They learn how to use a debit card in various shopping and community settings to gain independent shopping skills. Great for high-functioning or older learners with mild disabilities.
9th - Higher Ed Math 30 Views 26 Downloads
Teaching Grocery Shopping Using Computer Based Instruction
Who doesn't need to buy groceries now and then? Prepare your special needs class for an upcoming trip to the grocery store. They practice matching the words on the shopping list to images of each item. They then use their list to locate the 12 items at a local grocery store.
9th - 12th Health 39 Views 71 Downloads
Theater Arts/Creative Movement Lesson Plan
Here is a series of five exercises intended to bring movement, dance, and theater into the classroom. Intended for special ed classes, but appropriate for any grade, learners will pantomime, play pretend, dance, move, and create a freeze-frame tableau.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 15 Downloads
Japanese Festivals and Holidays
Bring the excitement and beauty of Japanese festivals into your classroom. Kids with special needs create calendars that reflect special festivals and holidays common to Japanese culture. They start the project by creating a list of Japanese celebrations, discussing each one.
3rd - 11th Social Studies & History 12 Views 21 Downloads
Sample Behavior Strategy: Hallway Transitions
Written as a sample behavior strategy, this resource provides a case-study-style context to assist an Autistic child with transition issues. The primary behavior is laying in the hallway during transitions. The behavior strategy is positive reinforcement through a token economy system.
K - 6th Special Education 44 Views 144 Downloads
Red Stoplight Personal Space Game
I really like this activity. Learners with special needs play a stoplight game to practice giving and responding to the need for personal space. Each child is given a green light and red light card, when you say, "Go" they walk around the room, when a peer gets too close, pupils put up their red-light card.
Pre-K - 4th Health 21 Views 46 Downloads
Weekly Lesson Plan
Attention, new special education teachers! Starting out the year is difficult, especially in your first year. Here is a wonderful weekly plan that was developed by an exceptionally organized special educator. The weeklong schedule includes lessons, transition times, goals, and adaptive skills training, all on a single, color-coded document.
K - 6th Special Education 15 Views 14 Downloads
Introduction to Cause and Effect
Teach your special education students about cause and effect with this SMART board activity. After analyzing real-life examples of cause and effect -'What happens when you eat too much? What happens when you don't get enough sleep?"- seventh graders complete a graphic organizer and prepare for a cause and effect essay.
7th Special Education 24 Views 110 Downloads
Use photographs to teach young special education or speech learners how good speech looks, as well as sounds. Kindergarteners are photographed making the F, TH, W, R L, and S sounds. They then use the images to identify each sound that 'face' makes.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 53 Downloads