Graphing Coordinates Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 140 pages plus 66 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on graphing coordinates contains 140 pages and 66 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit addresses concepts like: labeling axes on a graph, plotting coordinates, identifying what the ordered pair of various emojis are, vocabulary, hands on plotting activity and more 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 and practice with graphs and coordinates. This repetition helps students make connections to these concepts using a lot of varied representations. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ This unit focuses on working in QUADRANT 1 using a scale of 0-5 and a scale of 0-10.✩✩✩

✩✩✩This unit has digital versions of the printable activities. There are 66 google slides and a movie version of the book. See the video preview for a walk-through of the slides.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Graphing Coordinates Unit Includes:

  • 11 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 42 page books (includes a movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 10 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Hands-on activity using large grids, flashcards, and play-do (includes digital version)
  • 5 Labeling the parts of a graph worksheets (includes digital version)
  • 5 worksheets identifying the position of various emojis on a graph (includes digital version)
  • 5 worksheets plotting points on a grid
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) are in color and BW.


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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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.