Healthy Choices Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 144 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


Healthy Choices unit contains over 100 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit on making healthy choices addresses the characteristics of healthy choices 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 making healthy choices. This repetition encourages a true understanding of what are healthy choices.


Finally, many of the healthy choices activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. This is an important skill for our older population of students!


****This unit includes digital versions of the activities including a movie version of both books included in the unit. *****


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Healthy Choices Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 9 days of lesson plans
  • Healthy Choices activities in color
  • Healthy Choices activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Healthy Choices book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Strong Bones book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Healthy Choices Activities:

  • 20 bingo cards and 10 options on how to use
  • 4 healthy choices sorting activities
  • 5 Multiple choice activities on making healthy choices
  • 4 circle maps on healthy choices
  • Journal for students to track the healthy choices they make each day
  • Assessment


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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