Winter Unit for Special Education with google slides | Distance Learning

Total Pages: 86 plus 38 google slides
File Size: 4 MB



Winter Unit contains 110 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism in elementary school. This unit on winter addresses the characteristics of this season 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 winter. This repetition encourages a true understanding of the characteristics of winter. Finally, many of the winter activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

➡️This unit now includes a movie version of the book and 38 google slides. This is perfect now for distance learning or socially distancing in the classroom.


Winter Unit Includes:

  • 8 day lesson plan
  • 2 books both with voice recorded power points
    • Winter
    • Winter Holidays
  • Movie version of both books
  • Vocabulary board
  • Circle map (errorless and non-errorless options)
  • 3 Sorting activities
    • Migration vs Hibernation
    • Winter vs Summer
    • Winter holidays vs not winter holidays
  • Addition practice with pictures
  • Subtraction practice with pictures (differentiated version included)
  • Spelling booklet
  • Winter writing prompt
  • 38 google slides (includes a set with differentiated 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!! Even when learning about the season of winter, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.