Letter of the Week Letter S Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 162 pages plus 22 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week



This letter of the week unit is different than many others you may come across. It is specifically designed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This letter of the week unit on letter S provides material 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 and small groups to engage in repeated information on the letter S. This repetition encourages the internalization of the letter of the week. Finally, the letter S activities allow for an opportunity to informally assess how well the student understands and can recall the information.

So what does this letter of the week unit include? ★A LOT!! There are over 100 pages of lesson plans, activities, books, printables, directions, and suggestions for differentiation.

*****December 2021: I am going through these units starting now and updating each one to match this format. I envision it will be done by the spring of 2021. If you purchase any of the other units, you will get the updated version for free once they are complete.


Letter S Unit Contents:

→ The entire unit is broken into 2: one unit all in color, one unit all in black and white

→ Group Activities

• Scavenger Hunt for things that start with the Letter S

• Circle Map of things that start with the Letter S

• Paper Plate Game: finding the letter S and pictures that start with the letter S in this fun game

• Specially designed Letter S craft: Sandy Sensory Bottle

• Letter S Cooking Activity: Spider Snacks

→ Individual Activities/Printables

• Circle map of things that start with the Letter S

• 2 Sorting activities pictures that do and do not start with the letter S

• Letter Collage of things that start with the Letter S

• Preposition student booklet: Where is the Letter S?

• Secret Sorting Activity

→ Letter of the Week Books

• Letter S

• Secrets Social Story

 Lesson plans

• 5 days

• 30-45 minute sessions

Digital activities

• 5 different activities

• Includes a regular set of slides plus a second set differentiated with color


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!! Even when learning about the letter of the week, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.

Still not sure this is for your class? Watch this FREE Video on how to best utilize this resource in your class:

Letter of the Week Video