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Chad's Resource Shop!

I have been teaching for ten years now and have always specialized in teaching those with special educational needs. I produce resources for life skills level learners and skills for working life (UK) as well as severe and moderate needs learners (USA). I hope you enjoy what I produce and I look forward to your feedback!

I have been teaching for ten years now and have always specialized in teaching those with special educational needs. I produce resources for life skills level learners and skills for working life (UK) as well as severe and moderate needs learners (USA). I hope you enjoy what I produce and I look forward to your feedback!
Communication Comfort Cards

Communication Comfort Cards

This is a set of three colour-based communication cards that are a wonderful aid for the able and disabled alike. However, they can be particularly useful with those that have an autistic spectrum disorder. They are an easy and effective way for people to let staff members, classmates, friends or almost anyone know how they feel about communicating at that point in time. Each card is 3 x 4 and fit easily inside a name badge holder. Alternatively, you can laminate them and use a hole punch before threading them onto a lanyard. This set includes both a UK and US friendly versions; along with a set for those that are familiar with this system and also one for those that are new to it. I hope this simple aid can help your students, family or friends to communicate more effectively! If you have any feedback please get in touch.
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Health and Safety Signs (Life Skills/Severe Needs)

Health and Safety Signs (Life Skills/Severe Needs)

This presentation, with group activities and plenary included, go over the different kind of health and safety signs that people should know of in the workplace or food preparation areas. Promethean/ActivInspire Software is required for this file.
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Communication and Action Log

Communication and Action Log

Do you have a student with poor self-initiation and self-advocacy skills? Then give this form a try! This is a simple spreadsheet that contains spaces for the student's daily schedule, as well as columns for 'I accomplished...,' 'I still need to...,' and 'I need support with.' This can be a manual handwriting task for the student, but it functions very well as a communal document that the student, parent/guardians, and all teachers can access throughout the day and week.
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IEP Data Tracking Spreadsheets (Reading - W Questions)

IEP Data Tracking Spreadsheets (Reading - W Questions)

If you are looking for a streamlined way of tracking your student's progress with their IEP goals, then you've found it! This Excel file includes three different spreadsheets, each one covering a progressively challenging objective, to help your students meet their goals and you maintain your sanity. Enjoy! Example objective in this spreadsheet: After reading a text at the 4th-grade level STUDENT NAME will be able to orally answer 2 'W' questions related to the text in 4/5 trials.
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All About Decimals! (presentation, group and individual activities included)

All About Decimals! (presentation, group and individual activities included)

This presentation (including group activities and worksheets for individual work) covers everything to do with decimals. It is full of varied activities to address the needs of all learners and my students really enjoyed it. I hope yours do too! This is intended to be delivered over a number of sessions. Topics covered: What is a decimal? Using zeroes with decimals Decimals and money Decimals and measurements Promethean/ActivInspire software if required for this file.
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My Daily Schedule Workbook

My Daily Schedule Workbook

This is a starter activity that is great to use with your special needs students (life skills level or autistic) the first day of each semester. This workbook, which includes differentiated learning outcomes for scaffolded learning, can last anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour, depending on the level of your students and whether you use the extension activities or not. Three activities included. NOTE: If subjects are laminated and velcro used on the blank schedule you can make a durable copy with interchangeable classes that students can keep with them.
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Our Busy Days (Life Skills and Severe Needs)

Our Busy Days (Life Skills and Severe Needs)

This hour and a half lesson (including presentation, lesson plan, print out and plenary) addresses the busy days that people might lead and the different activities they might do. It also covers appropriate times of day for certain activities to happen. All you need to add is appropriate daily items images for learners to cut out. This resource was initially made for special needs learners but would also be appropriate for primary school students or even ESOL and EFL learners. Promethean/ActivInspire Software is required for this file.
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IEP Data Tracking Spreadsheets (Writing - Comprehension Questions)

IEP Data Tracking Spreadsheets (Writing - Comprehension Questions)

If you are looking for a streamlined way of tracking your student's progress with their IEP goals, then you've found it! This Excel file includes three different spreadsheets, each one covering a progressively challenging objective, to help your students meet their goals and you maintain your sanity. Enjoy! Example objective in this spreadsheet: STUDENT NAME will be able to answer comprehension questions related to a text that was read to him or presented in written form, by writing a sentence with one detail using correct punctuation and capitalization in 4/5 trials.
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Japanese Multiplication Flipchart and Activities

Japanese Multiplication Flipchart and Activities

This is a short 'toolbox' lesson that teaches students a way to do multiplication that doesn't require a calculator or having multiplication tables memorized. I have taught this strategy to students for years from severe to moderate needs students but also more neuro-typical ones. I hope you enjoy it! This resource includes a Promethean flipchart (including animated GIFs, differentiated learning outcomes, board work examples), a pre-assessment, and a post-assessment.
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Pizza Fractions!

Pizza Fractions!

This is a workbook that your students can complete as they cut and eat mini pizzas that they have made. This is an easily amendable workbook that is applicable for many different grades and levels of ability. At the end of the workbook, there is also a short survey slip, so that you can gather data on your student's satisfaction of the lesson. My kids loved it! I hope yours do too!
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Paper Airplane Project: Rounding, Estimating and Data Processing

Paper Airplane Project: Rounding, Estimating and Data Processing

This presentation (including embedded hyperlinks and worksheets) is a multi-week project where students will apply their knowledge of rounding and estimating numbers and then processing that data via various graphing methods. My students had a lot of fun with this and were always eager for the next session. I hope yours feel the same! Promethean/ActivInspire software is required for this file.
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Multiplying and Dividing Workbook (E2-E3 UK)

Multiplying and Dividing Workbook (E2-E3 UK)

This workbook introduces the topics of multiplication and division and takes into account learners that are coping with learning difficulties and disabilities. The questions and situations are colourful and contextualised to assist with engagement. At 21 pages in length and 7 activities, this would stretch over a few lessons or be an acceptable homework assignment. My learners always enjoy this workbook and I find it is a good way to start the year and gauge previously learned knowledge. Enjoy!
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Snow and Ice Chaos Presentation and Workbook (comprehension, identification)

Snow and Ice Chaos Presentation and Workbook (comprehension, identification)

This 12 slide flipchart and six-page workbook include a variety of small group and individual activities that all focus on lower-level English skills (UK E1-E2) for learners with special needs. The text entry and activities are themed around a 'Snow and Ice' news story and how the weather can impact travel. The presentation requires ActivStudio software to open but a Promethean board is not required.
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Essay Planning Presentation and Worksheet

Essay Planning Presentation and Worksheet

This activity is to help students identify which planning method works best for them when they are writing an essay. More traditional ways, such as outlines are addressed, as well as more visual ways such as mind mapping and graphic organizers. Additionally, the TEXI paragraph structure strategy is included. Depending on your student's skill level, this lesson can take anywhere from half an hour to an hour and a half. This pack includes an assignment sheet for the students as well as a PowerPoint presentation. You or the students will need to provide an essay that they need to produce a plan for.
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Annotation Skills Activity Pack

Annotation Skills Activity Pack

This rubric-based assignment, including pre and post-assessments, is for high schoolers who could do with improving their skills in annotation; which assists with critical thinking, writing, and planning skills. This pack includes: Annotation skills lesson plan, assignment/rubric sheet, pre-assessment, post-assessment, article for students to annotate
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