The Seasons Unit for Special Education

Total Pages: 123
File Size: 7 MB



The Seasons unit contains 123 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses the relationship between the Earth, sun and how that affects the seasons 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 learning about how the position of the Earth as it orbits the sun, affects the seasons. This repetition encourages true understanding on this very abstract concept. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

This unit does NOT address the characteristics of each season. You will find that information in my units on each season that you can purchase separately or in a bundle.

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The Seasons Unit Includes:

• 42 page book on the Earth, Sun and Moon
• Vocabulary board
• 17 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities
• Circle map
• Labeling activities
• Writing Prompt
• Cut and paste cloze worksheets
• Assessments (3 versions)

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


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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