Parts of Plants for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 159 plus 38 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on Parts of Plants contains 159 pages PLUS 38 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit addresses the main parts of a plant and their functions including roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. 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 identifying the parts of a plant and what the job of each part is.


In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


There are also group activities included, including Who am I? cards and a Bingo game.


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 more support. 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.



For more on plants, check out this unit on photosynthesis:

⭐ Photosynthesis Mini-Unit CLICK HERE



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



Parts of Plants Unit Includes:


  • 13 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 45 page book on the parts of plants (includes a movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 19 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (plus digital versions)
  • Circle map (plus digital version)
  • 3 labeling activities (plus digital versions)
  • 2 sorting activities (plus digital versions)
  • Matching activity (plus digital version)
  • Who am I cards for group activity
  • Bingo cards (10 in color and 10 in black and white)
  • 4 Cut and paste close worksheets (plus digital versions)
  • Sudoku puzzle (plus digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (plus digital versions)


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.


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