Spider Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL

Total Pages: 77 plus 20 google slides
File Size: 10 MB




Spiders Science Unit contains almost 80 pages and 20 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit on spiders addresses the characteristics of spiders versus insects 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 spiders. This repetition encourages a true understanding of what makes something a spider rather than an insect.


Finally, many of the spider activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. Your students are sure to love this unit!!


This unit contains digital versions of most of the activities from this unit. There are 20 google slides and a movie version of the book.



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Spiders Science 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:

  • 6 days of lesson plans
  • Spider activities in color
  • Spider activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Spiders book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Spider activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • Spider fact sheet
  • Circle map reviewing main facts about spiders (includes digital version)
  • 3 Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • Labeling spider body parts (includes digital version)
  • Spider snack picture recipe
  • Spider Assessment (3 versions) (includes digital version)


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.