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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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 high schoolers.
9th - 12th Special Education 10 Views 29 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 239 Views 310 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Myths and Misconceptions
Students examine and discuss common myths and misconceptions about persons with disabilities and with a partner plan an outing for a community activity. They read and complete the handout "Developmental Disabilities: Truth or Myth?" and discuss the answers as a class.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 18 Views 49 Downloads
TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Pupils are introduced to teaching strategies for meeting the needs of students with disabilities in general education settings. Teachers become familiar with the various modifications, interventions, accommodations and strategies that help teach pupils with disabilities in general education.
Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 11 Views 12 Downloads
Everyone Is Special
Learners are read examples of literature that reinforces the concept of tolerance. Using the story, they identify the letters and discuss the equipment needed by those persons with special needs. They compare and contrast their likes and differences and discover how tolerance makes responsible citizens.
K - 2nd Language Arts 12 Views 13 Downloads
Water, Weather, and the World
Students in a special education classroom examine the role of weather and water in their lives. Each day, they add a symbol for the weather outside and identify the proper activities for the weather on that day. In groups, they experiment with dirty and clean water and observe its effects on different organisms.
4th - Higher Ed Science 43 Views 119 Downloads
The Frontiers of Dance
Students learn about the a dance company with disabled dancers as well as the field of integrated dance. In this integrated dance instructional activity, students read passages about the AXIS Dance Company, an integrated dance company of able and disabled dancers.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 20 Downloads
Experiencing Hearing Disability Through Music
Students listen to a piece of music and draw the instruments they recognize. They discuss the definition of a hearing disability. Then they hold a balloon on their lap, and listen to the music again. They relate what it was like to feel the music.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 13 Downloads
History of the Disability Rights Movement
Students examine and discuss the history of the disability rights movement. They analyze stereotypes of people with disabilities, view a slide show, and research various disability rights organizations and current issues facing people with disabilities.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 16 Downloads
Historical Figure Picture Book
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 back to the turn of the century.
4th - 5th Language Arts 24 Views 30 Downloads
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Some students struggle in social situations or when it comes to conversing with peers. Conversation is key in developing relationships and in building strong social skills. This app can be used to help children with social anxiety, ASD, communication disorders, or special needs.
1st - 8th Language Arts 29 Views 9 Downloads
Connecting Letters and Memory
Elementary young scholars 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 13 Views 58 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 17 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 12 Views 15 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 10 Views 17 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 11 Views 32 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 9 Views 23 Downloads