Apples and Pumpkins Theme Unit for Special Education and Autism Classrooms

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Immerse students in vocab & concepts while reinforcing academic skills with this apples and pumpkins theme unit. Do you have students who need targeted instruction & repeated progress? This theme unit is designed to enhance and further your student's language development, vocabulary, reading, and math skills through hands-on and visually supported lessons and activities. 


  • Hands-on learners
  • Students who need repetition & varied practice in order to progress and generalize skills
  • Classrooms with students at multiple levels
  • Students with language-based disabilities such as autism


  • Differentiated to save you time
  • Detailed instructions for each activity for easy implementation
  • Language & vocabulary based 
  • Designed to immerse students in the vocabulary and concepts leading to better learning


  • Vocabulary word wall cards (full color)

  • Vocabulary graphic organizers: 3 levels

  • Full-page & color easy reader

  • Half-page black-line easy readers: 2 levels

  • Write the room: 2 levels of recording sheets

  • Language & vocabulary concept activities: targets receptive understanding of feature, function, and class

  • Matching tasks: match letters, numbers, and pictures

  • Sorting tasks:
    • Letters vs numbers
    • Vowels
    • Capital & lowercase letters

  • Counting sets clip cards: 1 through 20

  • Tens frames center

  • Making sets: 1 - 20 tasks

  • Addition board & worksheets

  • Count the room: 2 levels of recording sheets

  • Sizing tasks

  • Addition clip cards: sums to 10

  • Subtraction clip cards: differences to 10

  • "The Apple Orchard" book in 3 levels (Pre-A through level B) with a comprehension worksheet

  • "Pumpkins" book in 3 levels (Pre-A through level B) with a comprehension worksheet

  • "It's Fall!" book in 3 levels (Pre-A through level B) with a comprehension worksheet

  • Graphing Center: 2 Levels

  • Yes or No Clip Cards

  • Reading Comprehension Activities

  • I Spy: 2 levels

  • 10 Extension activities to keep the learning going

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
Fluently add and subtract within 5.
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.


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