Rocks and Minerals Unit for Special Education 2 Levels

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Rocks and Minerals unit containing over 100 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on rocks and minerals addresses the characteristics of rocks in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are 2 versions of some of these activities to address multiple learning levels. One level looks at what is and what is not a rock. The more advanced level takes an introductory look at the 3 main types of rocks and the characteristics of each. Finally, many of the rocks and minerals activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

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Rocks and Minerals Unit Includes:

• 2 books
→ 17 page book on rocks and minerals
→ 21 page book on the 3 types of rocks
• Vocabulary board to use while teaching **
• Vocabulary cards (advanced level) students can use while studying **
• Circle map reviewing main characteristics of rocks **
• 4 sorting activities (See preview)**
• Cookie Rock experiment **
• Chalk painting activity
• My Rock Journal
• Beginner Assessment on penguins (2 versions)**
• Advanced Assessment on penguins (2 versions)**

** Available in color and BW
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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!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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Total Pages
106
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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Rocks and Minerals Unit for Special Education 2 Levels
Rocks and Minerals Unit for Special Education 2 Levels
Rocks and Minerals Unit for Special Education 2 Levels
Rocks and Minerals Unit for Special Education 2 Levels
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