Turkey Unit for Special Education

Total Pages: 80
File Size: 9 MB



Turkey Non-Fiction Unit containing 80 pages 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 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 was updated and expanded November 2019. See contents below for updates*****

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Turkey Unit Includes:

  • **NEW** 6 day lesson plan with group activities
  • 16 page book on turkeys
  • **NEW** Voice recorded power point show of book
  • 20 symbol board to use while teaching about turkeys
  • Cut and paste fact sheet on turkeys
  • Circle map reviewing main facts about turkeys **NEW** Errorless and non-erroless options added
  • Labeling parts of a turkey **NEW** Color-coded option and photo labeling added
  • Where is the Turkey (cut and paste preposition book)
  • ***NEW*** Counting turkeys booklet
  • ***NEW*** Initial consonant sorting activity


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 Thanksgiving Unit as a great companion to these materials:

Thanksgiving Unit