If you teach students with special needs, you know curriculum is hard to come by. We spend hours each week searching, creating, and modifying to fit our needs.
With Science and social studies, this seems like an impossible hunt. It takes a lot to break down these complex topics and meet what the grade level peers are working on. For some of us, we are required to do so to meet state testing requirements. This year, I am trying to take some stress off of the topic, and create some resources with topics that can be widely used and appropriate for students of all ages on these topics.
Here is what I have come up with so far!
Meet Simple Social Studies!
So far, I only have one unit available, and am looking forward to suggestions for other units! Presidents and Leaders takes a look at the lives of some famous men in our history that are often learned about in general education classrooms!
Each book has 2-4 comprehension questions at the end to check for understanding.
Meet Simple Science!
For Simple science, I focused on some topics that can be used for state assessments, and that relate to big products they study at the elementary level. Each book contains a matching component with opportunities to match pictures or words. They are at a very low, simple level perfect for early learners!
Each book has either word or picture matching, and comprehension questions at the end!
I’m looking forward to adding to this series and will gladly take your suggestions in the comments below!
Would love to see an Interactions with Water unit. Something to convey principles of dissolving vs not dissolving!
I love what you have created!! I have struggled to find appropriate Social Studies & Science materials to accommodate my CBI/ Resource classroom. I feel like I am all over the place and would greatly appreciate something like this to help me focus & finish a unit. In Social Studies, one of my units was called “My World”. The main objective was for students to understand the difference between a continent, country, state, county, and city, as well as identify their continent etc. you would be surprised how many activities you can do with this concept. We worked on it for almost 2 weeks. Map skills, the 50 states, state-hood, reading a newspaper, and understanding daily news are also some other suggestions and topics I covered during Social Studies.
How can I get your product?
Just click the links with the blue underline to grab the unit! Enjoy! Love the map idea!
Can you recommend a spiral binding machine? My school doesn’t have one, but I’d like to purchase one for my classroom. I’m excited about implementing adapted books next year!
I have a rubicoil! I love it!!! Got it on amazon!
Marilyn Webster says
I love the look of these! I forwarded the link to my daughter’s teacher. For social studies, I’d suggest maybe cities, states, and countries; oceans and rivers, foods from different cultures, or clothing from different cultures.
Allyson Smith says
How can I get your products?
please create a profile on teacherspayteachers.com. Click the links to start download.
Pamela Garcia says
Love your books! Considering going back into the classroom just because of materials like yours that our students can access!!! Thanks!!
I Kessler says
Love your books. Would you consider selling Level I and 2 Science Separately? I wouldn’t use Level I at all because it is subjects that have been covered extensively already. Also, please consider creating a third level (advanced).
Denise Fernandez says
As a grandmother of a beautiful almost 5 year old boy, i thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas to help all children. You are an inspiration and I wish you the very best. Keep up the great work of love, kindness and helpfulness.