Apple Unit for Special Education

Total Pages: 131
File Size: 13 MB



Apple Unit contains over 130 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. It was updated and expanded August 2019. This unit on apples addresses the characteristics of apples in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material whether learning about what makes something a fruit or Johnny Appleseed. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on apples. This repetition encourages true understanding of apples and what makes them an important fruit. Finally, many of the apple activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.


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  • Apple spelling activity
  • Apple quiz (3 formats)
  • Apple emergent reader

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Apple Unit includes:

  • 9 day detailed lesson plan with group activities **NEW**
  • 2 books with voice recorded versions **NEW**
    • Apples, Apples Everywhere
    • Johnny Appleseed
  • Vocabulary board
  • Circle map (Errorless and non-errorless options) **NEW**
  • 2 sorting activities **Expanded**
  • Counting practice
  • 7 pattern worksheets
  • Preposition booklet
  • Writing prompt **NEW**
  • Applesauce picture recipe **Expanded**


I hope you find these activities as helpful and engaging for your students as I did for mine. I have made differentiation suggestions and extension options in most of the activities so that every student is able to independently as possible access and utilize the material.

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