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



Total Pages 150 pages plus 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 X 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 X. This repetition encourages internalization of the letter of the week. Finally, the letter X 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 almost 100 pages of lesson plans, activities, books, printables, directions, and suggestions for differentiation.

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Letter X Unit Contents:

→ Group Activities

• Scavenger Hunt for things that start with or container the Letter X

• Circle Map of things that start with or contain the Letter X

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

• Specially designed Letter X craft: Explosive Art

• Letter X Cooking Activity: Pretzel X

→ Individual Activities/Printables

• Circle map of things that start with or contain the Letter X

• 2 Sorting activities pictures that do and do not start or contain with the letter X

• Letter Collage

• Preposition student booklet: Where is the Letter X?

• Sequencing Activity

→ Letter of the Week Books

• Letter X

• Excuse Me. How to Join a Conversation Social Story

 Letter of the Week suggested 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 and then download my Letter S unit which is also FREE:

Letter of the Week Video

Letter S Unit