Measuring Length Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 121 pages plus 46 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


Measuring length unit contains over 120 pages AND 46 google slides and addresses the concept of measuring the length of various objects. It first explores the appropriate unit of measure (inches, feet, or miles) and then introduces the concept of using a ruler. This material was specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on measuring length addresses various units of measurement and tools 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 measuring length. This repetition encourages a true understanding of measuring length. Finally, many of the measuring length activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

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Measuring Length Unit Includes:

  • 13 day lesson plan
  • 2 books on measuring length (includes movie version)
  • Measuring Length group activities
  • 5 circle maps on various units of measurement** (includes digital version)
  • Ordering objects by length ** (includes digital version)
  • 3 sorting activities by length** (includes digital version)
  • 2 worksheet sets on measuring length (5 of each) ** (includes digital version)
  • Measuring Length Assessment (2 versions) ** (includes digital version)

**: in color and BW


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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