The autism spectrum

The autism spectrum
The autism spectrum
The autism spectrum
The autism spectrum
The autism spectrum
The autism spectrum
The autism spectrum
The autism spectrum
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(Making this material takes a lot of time. Showing your support by rating, commenting and/or donating would be immensely helpful. For more information on donating, see the final paragraph.)

ComPassionate English lessons have been created for teachers who wish to engage students with English through topics that teach them empathy and valuable life lessons, with the belief that it helps them make kinder choices.

This lesson is about what it means to be on the autism spectrum and why we should appreciate those who are. There is a version for the native-speaker classroom and one for the ESL classroom (level B2-C1).

These kinds of lessons are my favorite ones to teach/facilitate. You will find your students engaged with the material and their reactions tend to be overwhelmingly positive, in my experience. Moreover, the lessons require little preparation, limit Teacher Talking Time, and can be adapted to your own wishes.

All lessons start with comedy (1-5 min.), followed by discussion questions (5-10 min.), an informative video (5-15 min.), an adapted text (5 min.), formal writing assignments with an essay and formal email structure (30 min.), and a project.


● On page 1 you will find detailed information about Compassionate English lessons.

● On pages 2+3 you will find an intermediate (B2) or advanced (C1) lesson for the ESL classroom.

● On pages 4+5 you will find a lesson for the native-speaker classroom, grades 9-12.

● On pages 6-9 you will find the project, which includes a project description, project ideas, a sample planning sheet, an empty planning sheet, and an assessment rubric.

Use the discussion, video and reading material as inspiration for a formal writing assignment, for a project, or both.

A lot of time has been dedicated to carefully assembling stimulating material. Lessons will be updated or removed as soon as material is outdated.

Find lots more lessons at the ComPassionate English page, with more lessons to come.

If you like this lesson and you think it is important that these topics enter the classroom, please rate it and leave a comment!

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