Michaela Lawrence (Especially Education) and Gabrielle Dixon (Teaching Special Thinkers) met at the Teachers Pay Teachers conference in 2017. They shared a love for special education and creating meaningful, adapted resources.
Having both taught in self-contained special education classrooms, Michaela & Gabrielle have experienced the challenges of finding materials for their students first-hand.
Many special educators are provided very little in terms of curriculum, and the materials that are provided often require hours of modifying.
The mission behind Made For Me Literacy is to provide teachers with engaging, comprehensive reading units that were meticulously crafted with special learners in mind. These monthly-themed units span various subject areas, including basic reading, writing, math, science, and fine motor skills.
Each month, we are releasing a new themed unit. The familiar layouts each month allow you to teach new skills and content, while keeping the presentation consistent.
STORY TIME MAPS & ASSESSMENTS
Instill a love of reading and immerse your students in our monthly read-alouds! The texts each include story maps and interactive assessments to help increase student comprehension.
We have carefully selected high quality stock photos and clip art help students visualize and generalize new vocab. concepts!
To further promote knowledge of each theme, easy-to-make anchor charts are provided. Simply print, cut, & assemble these anchor charts with your students!
EASY ART & WRITING
The art activities include easy print pages so you can print pieces directly on construction paper (so students can cut the shapes out), and step by step real picture directions for students to follow independently or as a whole group activity
Increase independence and enhance basic math and literacy skills. Each unit contains 4 math and 4 ELA task boxes, each with two levels of difficulty
Hands on fun! These give students even more practice with basic math and literacy skills worked on in each unit. Each unit contains 4 math and 4 ELA file folders, each with two levels of difficulty (16 total)
Cooking is a fun, hands-on way to incorporate many academic and life skills! Each month, you will be provided with one edible visual recipe and one sensory visual recipe. Easy-to-complete student reflection sheets are also included!
CUT AND PASTE
These differentiated cut-and-paste activities are a great way to assess student knowledge, promote independence, and practice fine motor scissor skills.