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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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
Reproduction, Day 3: Parenthood
Teenagers explain the process from making the decision to have a baby to parenthood. They identify the positive and negative aspects of parenting. In small groups, they browse catalogs of baby equipment and evaluate the cost of supporting a new baby.
9th - 12th Health 9 Views 21 Downloads
Communication Skills: Special Education
Get to talking with your special needs class. In pairs, they take turns telling each other where to go on a schematic map. They work to ask questions, answer questions, and check if their partner understands their directions, or if he needs clarification.
9th - 12th Health 18 Views 33 Downloads
Learners with special needs and learning disabilities explore writing by becoming story editors. The class reads a story together after hearing it once through first. Then, they each examine the pictures from the story and work on paraphrasing its contents.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 18 Views 12 Downloads
How to Play Baseball a Social Skills Lesson
Team sports are quite social; they involve following rules, playing cooperatively, communication, taking turns, and interpersonal relations. Introduce your special education class to the all-American sport of baseball. They learn about the game, practice content-specific vocabulary, watch a cartoon about baseball, discuss social skills, and if time permits, play the game.
5th - 8th Physical Education 51 Views 98 Downloads
Teaching Reading Comprehension through Social Studies Readings
Examine how immigrants have changed the environment of the United States. Individually, middle schoolers will take a pre- and post-test to assess their reading comprehension. In groups, they compare and contrast the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam while they practice reading a page aloud to the class.
6th - 8th Language Arts 108 Views 467 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 45 Views 122 Downloads
Playing games can be a fun way to learn social engagement skills. This is nothing more that a 11 block game template, but it can be used with special needs or Autistic children to foster social skills. They will need to follow directions, take turns, share, and play with another person for a short amount of time.
K - 6th Health 12 Views 67 Downloads
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Here is a great app that has tons of potential in helping your child or student with severe to moderate autism, or other intellectual disability, learn words and concepts using research-based methods. Children with autism or PDD NOS have been known to respond well to repetitive or predictable stimuli such as that seen in ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis).
Pre-K - 6th Special Education 22 Views 9 Downloads
Students engage in a instructional activity that is concerned with the use of technology in order to help students with special needs. They take part in a instructional activity that is designed to help a specific student with an Individual Education Plan and focus upon the new technology needed.
Higher Ed Technology & Engineering 18 Views 27 Downloads
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Disabilities Awareness
In this boy scout merit badge: disabilities awareness activity, 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 13 Views 6 Downloads
Intended for adults with special needs, but appropriate for upper graders as well, this activity encourages appropriate interpersonal communication. They practice responding to various situations in a role play setting. The activity mentions a specific script for each situation, but it is not included.
10th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 23 Views 61 Downloads
Cleaning Appliances and Doing Laundry
In an independent living situation or a simulation classroom, special needs individuals practice cleaning household appliances. They clean an oven, refrigerator, and wash a load of laundry with minimal verbal and gestural cues. The activity is intended to build independent living and vocational skills in mildly disabled learners.
9th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 23 Views 40 Downloads
Racing for Equality
Students 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 12 Views 19 Downloads
Can You Feel the Thunder?
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and summarize the story.
6th - 8th Language Arts 38 Views 448 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Another Backpack Idea- The Button Bag
Students receive activity bags to bring home and share with their families. They are excited to have "homework" and they accomplish several skills by completing the activities within the bags. This is great for special needs students.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 9 Views 34 Downloads
Eyes of East Asia
There are many different cultural groups that dwell in East Asia. You and your special ed class will explore the East Asian culture by listing each culture group and then creating a collage style poster. They will attempt to identify various Asian people by the shape of their eyes.
K - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 12 Downloads
Middle school special education students (moderate to severe) learn about insects by playing an entomological version of bingo. They cut out pictures of different bugs and glue them onto a grid. Place the game card inside a sheet protector so dry erase markers can be used to mark off insect squares that have been called.
5th - 7th Special Education 8 Views 6 Downloads
Lesson 6: Mittens, Socks, Mittens, Socks, Mittens!
Mittens and socks, two of my favorite clothing items! Young learners with special needs, explore clothing appropriate for cold weather. They identify both socks and mittens, discuss weather appropriate clothing, and listen to the story, The Missing Mitten.
K - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 29 Downloads