Michaela Lawrence (Especially Education) and Gabrielle Dixon (Teaching Special Thinkers) know the struggle of finding and adapting curriculum for special needs students. Their hands-on experience with grades K-5 in a self-contained classroom led them to join forces to create Made For Me Literacy – a powerful blend of their very best and highly rated work. Read more about how they became collaborators on the blog Lesson Plans For Your Special Education Classroom Just Got A Lot EASIER!Their monthly themed comprehensive reading units span various subject areas, including basic reading, writing, math, science, and fine motor skills. With over 30 tasks, every task box and file folder come with two levels of difficulty, so the differentiation is always done for you!
Literary components include adapted art, visual recipes, games, writing activities, and more. Units include corresponding vocabulary words, editable templates, craftivities, and other printables for teachers and paraprofessionals to create anchor charts for group lessons. Using adapted books, story maps, adapted visual pieces, vocabulary, follow up comprehension activities, and assessments, each differentiated unit corresponds with a fiction and non-fiction text allowing you the ultimate story time sessions and meaningful literacy lessons with your special education students.
Because sensory recipes are a fun, hands-on way to incorporate academic and life skills, each unit includes one edible and one sensory visual recipe along with easy-to-complete student reflection sheets! Plus, no prep activities are the perfect staple to have on hand, so each Made For Me Literacy unit has a variety of differentiated cut and paste activities to help assess student knowledge, promote independence, and practice fine motor scissor skills.
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