Elementary School special educational needs lesson plans and activities: Specific learning difficulty

Resources and ideas for special educational needs, specific learning difficulty, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.

By asadler79

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The Striving To Improve Series: Writing Book 1

The Striving To Improve Series: Writing Book 1

The Striving to Improve Series targets students who, for whatever reason, are struggling to keep up with their peers. The activities in the books are designed to prevent students from regressing any further at school. The tasks are based on a modified curriculum so that students can work at their own pace and without constant supervision from the teacher.The children who you teach may be struggling with their school work because they have been diagnosed with learning difficulties such as ADHD or dyslexia. They may be struggling because of social factors which have resulted in them missing a lot of school. Whatever the reason, this book, Writing Book 1, will help students begin to write more clearly, accurately and confidently.Activities in this book link to relevant and appropriate curriculums for Years 5 and 6, so children feel that what is being asked of them is actually achievable. To make the tasks more manageable, they have been broken down into small parts which gives each student the opportunity to process one idea at a time. Time limits have been either abandoned or made flexible for students so success becomes a habit rather than a rarity.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (56 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Editor: Lindsay Marsh

By edubooks

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The Striving To Improve Series: Writing Book 2

The Striving To Improve Series: Writing Book 2

The Striving to Improve Series targets students who, for whatever reason, are struggling to keep up with their peers. The activities in the books are designed to prevent students from regressing any further at school. The tasks are based on a modified curriculum so that students can work at their own pace and without constant supervision from the teacher.The children who you teach may be struggling with their school work because they have been diagnosed with learning difficulties such as ADHD or dyslexia. They may be struggling because of social factors which have resulted in them missing a lot of school. Whatever the reason, this book, Writing Book 2, will help students begin to write more clearly, accurately and confidently.Activities in this book link to relevant and appropriate curriculums for Years 5 and 6, so children feel that what is being asked of them is actually achievable. To make the tasks more manageable, they have been broken down into small parts which gives each student the opportunity to process one idea at a time. Time limits have been either abandoned or made flexible for students so success becomes a habit rather than a rarity.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (48 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Editor: Lindsay Marsh

By edubooks

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The Striving to Improve Series: Speaking and Listening

The Striving to Improve Series: Speaking and Listening

The Striving to Improve Series targets students who, for whatever reason, are struggling to keep up with their peers. The activities in the books are designed to prevent students from regressing any further at school. The tasks are based on a modified curriculum so that students can work at their own pace and without constant supervision from the teacher.The children who you teach may be struggling with their school work because they have been diagnosed with learning difficulties such as ADHD or dyslexia. They may be struggling because of social factors which have resulted in them missing a lot of school. Whatever the reason, this book, Speaking and Listening, will help students prepare and deliver their own speeches and listen to speeches delivered by their classmates.Activities in this book link to relevant and appropriate curriculums for Years 5 and 6, so children feel that what is being asked of them is actually achievable. To make the tasks more manageable, they have been broken down into small parts which gives each student the opportunity to process one idea at a time. Time limits have been either abandoned or made flexible for students so success becomes a habit rather than a rarity.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (56 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Editor: Lindsay Marsh

By edubooks

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The Striving To Improve Series: Viewing

The Striving To Improve Series: Viewing

The Striving to Improve Series targets students who, for whatever reason, are struggling to keep up with their peers. The activities in the books are designed to prevent students from regressing any further at school. The tasks are based on a modified curriculum so that students can work at their own pace and without constant supervision from the teacher.The children who you teach may be struggling with their school work because they have been diagnosed with learning difficulties such as ADHD or dyslexia. They may be struggling because of social factors which have resulted in them missing a lot of school. Whatever the reason, this book, Viewing, will help students begin to interpret and create a range of visual texts skillfully and confidently. Activities in this book link to relevant and appropriate curriculums for Years 5 and 6, so children feel that what is being asked of them is actually achievable. To make the tasks more manageable, they have been broken down into small parts which gives each student the opportunity to process one idea at a time. Time limits have been either abandoned or made flexible for students so success becomes a habit rather than a rarity.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (48 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Editor: Lindsay Marsh

By edubooks

Evaluation writing frame.

Evaluation writing frame.

swap words in and out as needed for a varitey of projects. The smiles are ideal for pupils to express how proud they are of there product, particuarly if this form of emotional expression is difficult for them to understand.

By emma_louisebarton

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SEN Easy to Use Information Sheets

SEN Easy to Use Information Sheets

Detailed information sheets for special educational needs including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, ODD, Asperger's, Autism, HI/VI; Attachment Disorder. All sheets include a brief description of the need, traits students may show and top tips/ strategies to use in the classroom. I have also added links to useful websites at the bottom. These can easily be printed to put in planners/ folders or blown up for staffroom displays

By 05laurachamberlain

Lent, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras - Three Lesson / Assembly Presentations Bundle

Lent, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras - Three Lesson / Assembly Presentations Bundle

This bundle contains three lesson / assembly presentations on Lent, Pancake Day / Mardi Gras. Purchased separately these resources would cost £8.73. Save money and buy the bundle for just £3.99. That's a massive saving of 54%! So Why Do We Have Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? An informative and fully editable 42 slide PowerPoint about Lent and Easter. It includes all the significant events: Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day, Maundy Thursday, Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, Judas' Betrayal, Good Friday, The Crucifixion, Easter Sunday. There is a hyperlink to a video about the key events during the period of Lent and the Holy Week. Let Me Take You To The Mardi Gras A colourful and informative 55 slide presentation on Mardi Gras which takes place in many countries around the world prior to the start of Lent. Content includes the meaning of Mardi Gras, its origins, the different ways countries celebrate Mardi Gras. It has hyperlinks to the Rio Carnival, the New Orleans Carnival, the Nice Carnival, the Belgium Carnival, the Venice Carnival and the Quebec Carnival. There is also a link to Paul Simon's 'Take me to the Mardi Gras' on slide 1 which could be used before the start of the assembly. Flippin' Pancakes A 35 slide assembly / lesson presentation on fascinating and fun filled facts about pancakes and Pancake Day. The PowerPoint makes reference to the biggest pancake ever, the most flips of a pancake, the highest pancake toss, the most pancakes made by an individual, the most pancakes eaten by an individual, the most pancakes made by a team of people, the total number of eggs used on Pancake Day, the most watched Pancake Day video (Pingu) with hyperlinks to video, the biggest crowd of people taking part in tossing pancakes with hyperlinks to the event, the famous pancake race that takes place on Shrove Tuesday in Olney, Buckinghamshire with hyperlinks to the race. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Means of Transport Worksheets

Means of Transport Worksheets

Here you have 25 worksheets related to the means of transport, very simples and visual, for little kids or those who need some kind of special education.There are some to colour, to cut, to glue, to search the equal, tracing.Thanks for stopping by.

By paulinarl06

WW1 Family Life (with test)

WW1 Family Life (with test)

Students read the information (sourced from BBC) and answer the questions. Some of the questions involve selecting information from the source. Some of the questions require students to apply their knowledge and consider primary sources. Marked out of 20. Allow 40minutes - 1hr to emanate the exam experience.

By charstars

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Indonesia Scheme of Work

Indonesia Scheme of Work

A short scheme of work on Indonesia. Targeted at low ability (SEN) year 7 but easily adapted (with some differentiation worksheet options included and suggestions offered). It could work well for primary students as well as KS3. This covered about 10 lessons and was easily extended by using additional tasks - again, some suggested. The unit explores the basic physical geography of Indonesia and looks at tectonic plates leading to a bit of research on the 2004 tsunami. The created some lovely work from this that resulted in a colourful display. The students also read Running Wild alongside completing this task.

By charstars

Witch Hunting in the 17th century

Witch Hunting in the 17th century

Three activities on witch hunting that can easily be extended or developed. A short cloze exercise, a handwriting task (that also allows for students to select pertinent information), and two sources that can be explored - Matthew Hopkins' book and a Salem lithograph produced late in 1892. Notes included.

By charstars

Learning Concerns Feedback form

Learning Concerns Feedback form

A handy resource I have created and made available to teaching staff in my setting. They can use this to highlight where a student is struggling with their learning and hand to the SENCO to look into further.

By schandler1

Geography: Tectonic Processes

Geography: Tectonic Processes

Tectonic Processes is an 11-page pdf document that includes 4 crosswords that focus on tectonic processes (1. The Earth, 2. Continental drift, 3. Earthquakes, 4. Volcanoes). Each crossword can be used as a class activity to reinforce the vocabulary and concepts of the topic. The puzzles can be done as group activities or even as a homework activity. Because they are self-contained, these crosswords can be a good activity to use when a teacher is absent. They're also useful as a revision / reinforcement activity later in the course. There are 3 bonus puzzles that focus on the geography of: USA & Canada, The Central American region, and 3. South America). These can be used 'anytime, anywhere'. All the answers are included.

By BFP

Armada Portrait Analysis

Armada Portrait Analysis

Aimed at KS3 to help them develop annotation skills. The source is differentiated so students can complete annotation labels, write them themselves or cut and paste the labels around the source. There is an additional cloze exercise to be completed (or copied out) to help students learn to make notes and then write up their ideas. Whilst made for SEN (Autism/Dyslexia), this would work well as a starter for other ability levels.

By charstars

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Easter and Holy Week Bundle - Five Easter Lesson / Assembly Presentations, Easter Texts and Comprehension Questions, Activity Pack

Easter and Holy Week Bundle - Five Easter Lesson / Assembly Presentations, Easter Texts and Comprehension Questions, Activity Pack

This bundle contains1. Three Easter Around The World Lesson / Assembly Presentations (featuring 18 countries).2. Holy Week and Easter Story Presentation.3. Set of 7 Texts and Comprehension Questions on Holy Week and Easter.4. Stations of the Cross Assembly5. Holy Week and Easter Activity Pack containing differentiated word searches, anagrams, crosswords and cryptograms.Click on the individual links for further details.Purchased separately these resources would cost £19.96. Save money and buy the bundle for just £9.99. That's a massive saving of 50%.For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Fine motor Activities

Fine motor Activities

Whether there is a specific medical reason or late development, a child who struggles with fine motor control can become frustrated, angry or suffer low self-esteem. They may tire quicker than their peers when attempting fine motor tasks. Some of the tasks may include, resisting drawing and writing, having trouble holding a pencil correctly, slow handwriting and struggling to use scissors.These activities are designed to be fun and improve fine motor skills. I found that having a small box of tricks to draw upon for quick 10 minutes interventions worked well, can be used 1:1 or as a small group.

By boxoffrogsblog

Queen Elizabeth II  Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 100 Slides

Queen Elizabeth II Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 100 Slides

On April 21st, 2016 Queen Elizabeth II became the first reigning British monarch to reach the age of 90. On 6th February, 2017 the Queen made history by reaching her Sapphire Jubilee, marking a 65-year reign. She is truly inspirational! This resource contains a fully editable, and informative 100 slide assembly / lesson PowerPoint on Queen Elizabeth II. Content makes reference to: - Her birthdate, birth place and parentage- Her palaces and homes – Buckingham Palace, Sandringham House, Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse - The Royal Yacht Brittania- The Queen’s early life, education, achievements and interests - Her time in the ATS - Her 21st birthday speech declaring the dedication of her life to the Commonwealth (hyperlink to speech) - Her marriage to Prince Philip - The abdication of King Edward VIII and its impact on her future life - Her Coronation- Her family – sister Princess Margaret, her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren- Her role and duties as ‘Head of State’, ‘Head of the Commonwealth’ and ‘Head of the Church of England’- How the Queen spends a typical day- Her interests – riding horses, horse breeding and horse racing, pigeon racing - Her patronage of Charities and organisations - The Diamond Jubilee - Her 90th birthday celebrations - Street Party in the Mall, Pageant, Trooping the Colour, Service of Thanksgiving. - Her sapphire Jubilee The resource contains hyperlinks to the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 90 photos for the 90 years of the Queens life, footage of the Queen's childhood, 90th birthday celebrations and a documentary on the Queen's life.For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

SEN Brazil and Rainforest - 3 Lesson Introduction

SEN Brazil and Rainforest - 3 Lesson Introduction

This visual introduction to Brazil and the Rainforests is designed for MLD students but could easily be adjusted to meet your needs. Add a touch of music and some food to create the right atmosphere and the students will be hooked.

By teachmomo

SEN Rainforest Deforestation

SEN Rainforest Deforestation

This SEN resource is designed for MLD but could easily be adjusted to meet the needs of your students. It is colourful and visual, which also incorporates some role play (as students take on the role of different people involved in deforestation e.g. loggers, industrial farmers, inhabitants). This encourages students to think more deeply and understand that people will have differing views.

By teachmomo

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SEN Brazil and Tropical Rainforests

SEN Brazil and Tropical Rainforests

This collection of resources are designed for MLD students but could easily be adjusted to meet students needs. They are visual and fun. They include a scheme of work and role play activities to extend students' learning.

By teachmomo

SEN Geography Map Skills Assessment

SEN Geography Map Skills Assessment

This visual geography map skills assessment is useful as a pre and post unit test, to show value added. It can also be used to show students where their learning is going and what they will be studying during the topic.

By teachmomo

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SEND Strategies for Differentiation Success in your classroom

SEND Strategies for Differentiation Success in your classroom

Individual Educational Plan to specifically support SEND students. Use the strategies in your lessons to differentiate for SEND students. These plans were drawn up to support in Humanities lessons but would transfer to other subjects.Local Authority, Ofsted have said that is is exemplary SEND practice. I have written codes for the below areas of need. On your lesson plan write the code and the strategy number next to the initials of the child. Keep the IEPs in your teaching file with the students name on. Practical strategies that support the new SEND code of practice. Various strategies to use in lessons depending on the need of the child. Area of SEND need covered includes:SPLD Dyslexia General Literacy difficultiesDyscalculia DyspraxiaADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity DisorderBESD Behavioural, Emotional and Social difficulties including ODD Oppositional Defiant DisorderAutismAsperger Syndrome Hearing ImpairedEditable file to personalise to your department.

By lesleyann75

Persuasive writing - introduction-Should animals be used for entertainment?

Persuasive writing - introduction-Should animals be used for entertainment?

A modelled introduction to persuasive writing for low ability pupils. This covers pros/cons and the first two paragraphs. Some modelled starters for less able pupils to get going and ideas for finishing off the first two paragraphs. I have used this with SEN/low ability Year 9 pupils and it really helps them to begin to understand the processes behind structuring a piece of persuasive writing.

By floosiehuntley

Persuasive Writing-School Uniforms - Good or bad?

Persuasive Writing-School Uniforms - Good or bad?

A modelled introduction to persuasive writing for low ability pupils. This covers Pros/Cons and the first two paragraphs. Some modelled starters for less able pupils to get going and ideas for finishing off the first two paragraphs. I have used this with SEN/low ability Year 9 pupils and it really helps them to begin to understand the processes behind structuring a piece of persuasive writing.

By floosiehuntley

Look Say Cover Write and Check that really teaches

Look Say Cover Write and Check that really teaches

Look Say Cover Write and Check is a tried and tested method of getting pupils to learn individual spellings, but to be honest they usually don't give learners much help in learning them. This one does! It includes multiple strategies, such as looking at word shape, relating to spellings already known, noticing easy and difficult parts of the word, etc. The resource itself explains how it can best be used. More in depth discussion of this here: http://thespellingblog.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/look-say-cover-write-check-template.htmlJohanna Stirling is the author of the award-winning Teaching Spelling to English language Learners

By Jomango