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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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 10 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
A Middle school special ed class uses the acronym SPAM to learn the 4 parts of writing. They employ 4 different colors to help them visually distinguish each part of writing in a given prompt. This instructional activity is vague and uses a strong learning strategy well suited for assisting special needs or resource students but fails in overall development.
8th Special Education 10 Views 9 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 23 Views 160 Downloads
History of Ponce de Leon in Florida
Based in sound Educational Theory, this lesson uses art to convey the story of Ponce de Leon. Mild to moderately disabled students hear the story of the Fountain of Youth, examine a paining of Ponce de Leon, and act out a scene as Ponce de Leon.
6th - 8th Special Education 15 Views 29 Downloads
Recycling: Responsible Behaviors
Take the time to teach learners with moderate disabilities how to identify recyclable materials. They learn how to recycle as a mode of social responsibility and community involvement. They practice identifying and sorting recyclable materials, then go to the park and put practice to work.
4th Health 10 Views 10 Downloads
Using Simultaneous Prompting to Teach Opening a Locker
Make opening a locker with a key an easy task for your special needs upper grader. Here you'll find a prompting hierarchy and 15 steps to guide your learner through the process. You'll verbally prompt while physically modeling the locker skill.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 7 Views 11 Downloads
Get the soap, get the basket, get those dirty clothes in the wash. Provide special needs learners with a step-by-step guided practice lesson to help them build laundry skills. They'll go through each step as outlined; gestural, verbal, and physical prompting is encouraged, depending on the functioning level of your pupil.
9th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 44 Views 96 Downloads
The Art of Language in the Classroom
Specifically written for a special education audience, this resource provides you with the steps needed to conduct a language activity. You'll read a holiday-themed book, recap the story, then begin a dialogue to promote receptive and expressive language skills.
2nd - 8th Language Arts 44 Views 106 Downloads
Cell Phone Usage When Lost
Getting lost can be scary for anybody. Hone communication skills necessary when attempting to ask for help in a scary situation. Learners with special needs discuss how to know they're lost and how to use a cell phone to call for help. They practice describing the setting and giving precise information to help people locate them and get them home safely.
9th - Higher Ed Health 19 Views 13 Downloads
The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair
Students develop disability awareness. In this character building and diversity lesson, 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
Understanding Learning Differences
Students discover different learning styles as they discuss how they go about a task or a problem. They read articles about learning styles and people and work with partners to complete activities. They explore learning disabilities.
6th - 9th Health 34 Views 107 Downloads
Learning ASL: Lesson 9
Here is lesson 9 in an extensive series on teaching and learning ASL. Discuss code switching, numerical incorporation, and noun based vocabulary. Then, click on the blue links to view ASL in action. Each link takes you to a printable image and video showing how to sign specific vocabulary, sentences, and questions.
1st - Higher Ed Special Education 9 Views 13 Downloads
Purchasing Items Using the Next Dollar Strategy
Drill and practice is the method of teaching for today. Special needs pupils practice rounding to the next dollar value when purchasing an item at the store. They are shown flash cards with a monetary value, they then have 3-5 seconds to count their money to the next dollar.
9th - Higher Ed Math 34 Views 61 Downloads
Kitchen Appliances and Utensils: Home Living / Daily Living
There are so many different types of tools we use in the kitchen, everyday. Help your special needs learner discover how to recognize, identify, and use various kitchen utensils and appliances. Using picture cards and drill prompting, you'll have your class identify or hand you each item.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 45 Views 71 Downloads
I Can Mini Book
Find fantastic ways for young readers or special needs students to explore the oral use of pronouns! They'll assemble an "I Can" book by choosing pictures illustrating actions and activities they are able to do. They'll take these activities, cut them, and paste them into their book.
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 8 Views 81 Downloads
ASL: Lesson 10
Focus on learning how to sign cardinal and ordinal numbers, nouns, and lexicalized fingerspelling. Here is lesson 10 of the series on learning ASL. Provided, are multiple links that provide a visual guide to proper signing. Teach your special education pupils or learn to communicate with a whole new group of friends.
K - Higher Ed Special Education 6 Views 15 Downloads
ASL Lesson 8
Another awesome ASL lesson! Teach ASL to a special ed class, hearing impaired child, or for your own enrichment. This lesson provides comprehensible ASL language development. Each highlighted blue area links to a video, printable image, and or series of images intended for establishing good signing.
1st - Higher Ed Special Education 8 Views 25 Downloads
Don't Call Me Special, A First Look At Disability
Students read the book Don't Call Me Special, A First Look At Disability about people with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson plan, students draw how they can help someone and write about it.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 9 Views 16 Downloads