Insect Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 95 plus 36 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


Insect Non-Fiction Unit containing over 90 pages of material PLUS 36 google slides was specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on insects addresses the characteristics and important facts about insects 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 a true understanding of the characteristics of what makes something an insect. Finally, many of the insect activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

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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)

** : 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.

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★★★Please consider checking out my Butterfly Life Cycle and Spider units as a great companion to these materials. Click on the links below:

Butterfly Life Cycle Unit
Spider Unit