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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. Use one as is or modify to fit your next Earth Day themed lesson.
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.
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. A perfect instructional activity for young learners with special needs.
Experience instructional activity one of an extensive American Sign Language series! Whether you are teaching ASL or learning it as a communication tool to use in your special education class, this instructional activity is great! Foundational signs, such as finger spelling, basic grammar forms, and vocabulary, are covered. The best part is that there are multiple links to handouts, images, and videos to ensure correct technique.
Get those kids ready to read with increased phonemic awareness! Children in grades K-2 will participate in a variety of stimulating activities to practice sounding out, identifying, and reading simple cvc words. Pupils will sign, sing, read, and write short vowel sounds, then put it all together by playing the game Word Maker. The thinking that went into this lesson plan is amazing! Perfect for Special Ed.
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about World Down Syndrome Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Learners 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. A note to the care provider, game pieces, and handouts are included.
Every human has the need for affection. This lesson teaches mild to moderately disabled secondary learners to make good choices regarding sexual contact. The lesson is developmentally and age appropriate and covers topics such as sexual expression, private parts, privacy, and decision-making. This lesson may not be suitable for minors conserved over their person, consent may be required.