Turkey Unit for Special Education


Total Pages 80 pages and 24 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Turkey Unit containing 80 pages and 24 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit on the turkeys addresses the characteristics and important facts about turkeys 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 turkeys. This repetition encourages a true understanding of the characteristics of turkeys.


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


*****This unit now includes digital versions of many of the activities. There are 24 google slides and a movie version of the book.


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Turkey Unit Includes:


  • 6 day lesson plan with group activities
  • 16 page book on turkeys (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board to use while teaching about turkeys
  • Cut and paste fact sheet on turkeys (includes digital version)
  • Circle map reviewing main facts about turkeys (includes digital version)
  • Labeling parts of a turkey (includes digital version)
  • Preposition activity (includes digital version)
  • Counting turkeys booklet (includes digital version)
  • Initial consonant sorting activity (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.


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