ip Word Family for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 74 pages plus 28 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


This word family unit on -ip words was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has over 70 pages of activities and lesson plans for a one-week (or more) unit for spelling -ip words. The activities come with suggestions for differentiation so even non-readers can participate in the group lesson using the same materials. Many of the activities also use real photos AND picture symbols for more practice opportunities.


✩✩✩This unit is NOT for students with mild learning challenges who just need more support. This unit is for students who have SIGNIFICANT challenges but are required (and deserve) to access the regular education content.✩✩✩


✩✩✩ This unit has digital versions of the activities for more practice. There are 2 sets of slides; one set includes color-coding and the other supports differentiation. There is also a movie version of the book.


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


-ip Word Family Unit Includes:


  • 5 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • Book (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 flashcards
  • Circle map (errorless and non-errorless options) (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity (includes digital version)
  • Matching activities (includes digital versions)
    • picture-picture matching
    • word-word matching
    • word-picture matching



  • Circle the correct spelling (includes digital version)
  • Fill in the missing letters (includes digital version)
  • Choose the best word to finish the sentence (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt (errorless) (includes digital version)
  • Spelling test

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


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into 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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