Mitosis and Meiosis Cell Division for Special Education

Total Pages: 196
File Size: 21 MB



This unit on Mitosis and Meiosis Unit contains 190 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism PLUS 48 google slides that contain a digital version of the activities in the printable pdf. This unit addresses the main stages of mitosis and an overview of meiosis. All the information is presented 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 the stages of mitosis, what cell structures are involved and the main occurrence during each stage. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.


The digital activities were created using google slides and can be used with google classroom.


Each digital activity comes in 2 versions. The original plus one with color-coding to add more visual support for students who need the extra help. There is also a link to a movie version of both books included in the unit that students can watch online.


There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movie in a pdf included in this unit. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.


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Mitosis and Meiosis Unit Includes:

⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.

In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 14 days of lesson plans
  • Mitosis and Meiosis Unit activities in color
  • Mitosis and Meiosis activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Cell Division Unit book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Mitosis and Meiosis Activities Includes:

  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (plus digital versions)
  • Large sequencing cards for the stages
  • 2 Circle maps (plus digital versions)
  • Labeling activities (plus digital versions)
  • Sequencing activity (plus digital versions)
  • Venn Diagram (plus digital versions)
  • Sorting activities (plus digital versions)
  • 4 Cut and paste close worksheets (plus digital versions)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (plus digital versions)
  • Word search
  • Assessments (3 versions) (plus digital 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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