Water Cycle Unit for Special Education with Complete Lesson Plans

Total Pages: 101
File Size: 11 MB



Water Cycle unit containing over 100 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. It was completed updated and expanded January 2019. This unit on the Water Cycle addresses the stages of Water Cycle in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material whether precipitation, condensation or evaporation. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the Water Cycle. This repetition encourages true understanding of precipitation, condensation and evaporation. Finally, many of the Water Cycle activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩This unit now has a complete 12 day lesson plan specific to the Water Cycle.

✩✩✩There is also a voice recorded power point to go along with the book that is included.

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Water Cycle Unit Includes:

  • 12 day detailed lesson plan
  • 19 page book on the Water Cycle
  • Voice recorded power point show
  • Vocabulary board to use while teaching the Water Cycle **
  • 10 Water Cycle vocabulary flash cards with cut & paste activities **
  • 5 Cut and paste worksheets on stages of the Water Cycle **
  • 2 Circle maps reviewing the Water Cycle with error free options **
  • 2 Close worksheets for review **
  • Assessment (3 formats) **

**Color and BW format


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!! Even when learning about the water cycle, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

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