Butterfly Life Cycle for Special Ed with digital activities | Distance learning

Total Pages: 142 plus 37 google slides
File Size: 6 MB




Butterfly Life Cycle Unit

This 140 page unit was developed for students with autism and special learning needs AND contains 34 google slides. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in science lessons on the butterfly life cycle. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the life cycle of a butterfly. This repetition encourages a true understanding of butterfly life cycles. Finally, many of the butterfly life cycle activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ This unit now contains digital versions of most of the activities in this unit. There are 34 google slides (includes a set fully differentiated set) and a movie of the book included in this unit.


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Unit Includes:

12 day detailed lesson plan

•Vocabulary board

•Life cycle of a Butterfly book plus a voice recorded version (includes movie)

•Circle maps to review main facts on butterfly life cycle (includes digital version)

•Sorting caterpillars and butterflies (includes digital version)

•Calendar to track the development and growth of your caterpillars

•Activities to review life cycles (includes digital version)

•Venn diagram to compare caterpillars and butterflies (includes digital version)

•Coloring booklet

•Close worksheets for quick review (includes digital version)

•Assessment on the life cycle of a butterfly (includes digital version)

•Social story and related activity on dealing with change. A fun connection for your students with autism and special learning needs.


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.

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