Telling Time to the 5 Minute for Special Education


Total Pages 68 pages
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Telling Time to the 5 Minute 68 page unit is the third in my series on telling time designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


It addresses the basics of time, parts of a clock, and telling time to the minute. This unit on telling time addresses telling time to the 5-minute increment 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 telling time. This repetition encourages a true understanding of telling time and reading different clocks.


Finally, many of the telling time activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.



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In the bundle you will find units on:

  • Telling time to the hour
  • Telling time to the 5 minutes
  • Time digital activities (google slides)



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Telling Time to the 5 Minute Unit Includes:


  • 25 page story on telling time
  • Small group time telling cards
  • Fill in the clock worksheet
  • 6 Telling Time Worksheets



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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Telling Time Unit 1
Telling Time Unit 2 : Hour