Telling Time Unit 1 for Special Education

Total Pages: 31
File Size: 4 MB



Telling Time 30+ page unit is the first in my series on telling time designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. It is meant for students who are at the earliest learning level. It addresses the basics of time, parts of the day, what happens in the morning versus night, and what is and what is not a clock. This unit on time addresses recognizing time 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 recognizing time. This repetition encourages true understanding of time and differentiating between day and night. Finally, many of the time activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

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Telling Time Unit Includes:

  • 11 page story on time: What Time Is It?
  • **NEW** voice recorded power point show of book
  • Sequencing daily events
  • Time Sorting activities: Clocks and not clocks AND Day/Night activities


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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★★★ Please consider checking out my other units on time, or consider the bundle to save some money!! ★★★

Telling Time Bundle
Telling Time Unit 2 : Hour
Telling Time Unit 3 : 5 Minutes