Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL

Total Pages: 147
File Size: 12 MB



This second unit in a 6 part Geometry series contains almost 150 pages and 34 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses the characteristics, how to identify, and how to draw parallel and perpendicular lines in 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 parallel and perpendicular lines. This repetition helps students make connections that will enable them to be more successful in the later units. Finally, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

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

✩✩✩ Thanks to a suggestion from a buyer, I am now going to be including a detailed lesson plans with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials. If you find this helpful, be sure to let me know in the feedback. I may go back and add this to many of my other units.

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


Parallel & Perpendicular Lines Unit Includes:

    • 14 days worth of detailed lesson plans
    • Books PLUS a pre-recorded powerpoint show (includes movie version)
    • Vocabulary board
    • 8 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
    • 2 circle maps (includes digital version)
    • Sorting activity (includes digital version)
    • Worksheets
      • Identifying lines on a grid (includes digital version)
      • Drawing parallel and perpendicular lines
      • Determining the slope of parallel and perpendicular lines (includes digital version)
      • Bisecting lines
    • 2 close worksheets (includes digital version)
    • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
    • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) are 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.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. Remember, you will gain credit toward future purchase on tpt as you leave more and more feedback!!

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.