Bug Bundle Including Insects, Butterflies and Spiders for Special Education


Save money and pick up this HUGE Bug Bundle containing over 200 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit contains my units on insects, butterflies, and spiders and addresses the characteristics and important facts about these insects/spiders in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on insects. This repetition encourages true understanding of the characteristics of what makes something an insect or a spider. Finally, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

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Bug Bundle Unit Includes:

Insect Unit Includes

  • 10 day detailed lesson plan with daily group activities
  • 27 page book with engaging photos (includes movie)
  • vocabulary board to use while teaching about insects**
  • Fact sheet on insects
  • Circle map reviewing main facts about insects** (includes digital version)
  • Various sorting activities** (includes digital version)
  • 5 different insect labeling diagrams (includes digital version)
  • Insect pattern worksheets** (includes digital version)
  • Close worksheets ** (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (2 versions)** (includes digital version)

Butterfly Life Cycle Unit Includes:

•Vocabulary board
•Life cycle of a Butterfly book
•Circle maps to review main facts on butterfly life cycle
•Sorting caterpillars and butterflies
•Calendar to track the development and growth of your caterpillars
•Activities to review life cycles
•Venn diagram to compare caterpillars and butterflies
•Coloring booklet
•Social story on dealing with change.

Spider Unit Includes:

• 17 page non-fiction story on spiders
• Communication board to use while teaching about spiders**
• Spider fact sheet
• Circle map reviewing main facts about spiders**
• Sorting activities: Insect/spider, Animal/spider, # of legs**
• Labeling spider body parts
• Spider snack picture recipe
• Spider Assessment (2 versions)**

** : Color and BW versions


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.

★★★You will save $4.00 by purchasing this bundle!!

★★★ If you are looking for an individual unit on these creepy crawlers, so you can check out each unit below:

Insect Unit
Butterfly Life Cycle Unit
Spider Unit