Summer Unit for Special Education with Digital Activities



Total Pages 105 pages plus 26 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


Summer Unit contains over 100 pages and 26 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on summer addresses the characteristics of this season 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 summer. This repetition encourages a true understanding of the characteristics of summer. Finally, many of the summer activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

*****Thus unit now includes digital versions of the activities. There are 26 google slides and a movie of both books.


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Summer Unit Includes:

  • 8 day detailed lesson plan (NEW)
  • Counting on Summer book (15 pages) (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • Circle map on characteristics of summer (includes digital version)
  • Summer patterns (includes digital version)
  • Counting and coloring summer book (includes digital version)
  • Summer scavenger hunt
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Close worksheet (includes digital version)
  • Summer Break social story (18 pages) (includes movie version)
  • Summer writing prompt with pictures (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!! Even when learning about the season of summer, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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