Short u Word Family Bundle for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 560 pages plus google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 months


These 8 word family units on short u words were developed for students with autism and special learning needs. Including:

  • ub word family
  • ug word family
  • um word family
  • un word family
  • ut word family
  • uck word family
  • ump word family
  • miscellaneous short u words


Each unit has over 70 pages and 28 google slides of activities and lesson plans for one week (or more) of instruction. The activities come with suggestions for differentiation so even non-readers can participate in the group lesson using the same materials. Many of the activities also use real photos AND picture symbols for more practice opportunities.


✩✩✩This unit is for students who have SIGNIFICANT challenges and need more support to access the general curriculum.✩✩✩


✩✩✩ These units have digital versions of the activities for more practice. There are 2 sets of slides; one set includes color-coding and the other supports differentiation. There are also movie versions of the books.


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


Each Word Family Unit Includes:


  • 5 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • Book (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • Flashcards
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity (includes digital version)
  • Matching activities (includes digital version)
    • picture-picture matching
    • word-word matching
    • word-picture matching



  • Circle the correct spelling (includes digital version)
  • Fill in the missing letters (includes digital version)
  • Choose the best word to finish the sentence (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt (errorless) (includes digital version)
  • Spelling test
  • digital activities

Most activities (not book) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into 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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