Winter Comprehension and Language Building Activities

It can be tough to keep students interested and participating in reading comprehension practice and review. Here are a few engaging ideas to keep your students learning and progressing in reading during the winter months.

It can be tough to keep students interested and participating in reading comprehension practice and review. Here are a few engaging ideas to keep your students learning and progressing in reading during the winter months.

Once we hit the winter months, students often struggle to be engaged in the skills that they struggle with the most. They've been practice the skills for months and get bored with it. These comprehension and language activities are perfect for re-engaging your students and building in hands on practice and review.

Use Visual Supports to Improve Behavior and Classroom Management

Visual supports are LIFE in special education programs! They are helpful for both the students and the staff in the classroom. Here are some tips on ways to use visual supports to improve behavior and classroom management.

Visual supports are LIFE in special education programs! They are helpful for both the students and the staff in the classroom. Here are some tips on ways to use visual supports to improve behavior and classroom management.


Let's begin by making sure we are all on the same page with what a visual support can look like. Some think only pictures can be a visual support, but that isn't true. A visual is anything that supports a student's learning, behavior or communication just by existing. It can be a a photo, a picture, a symbol, an object, text, templates, colors, etc.

Easy Sensory Ideas That Won't Disturb Your Whole Classroom

Sensory input sprinkled throughout the school day can be really beneficial for some of our students, but it can also be challenging to our classroom management systems. Here area some simple ideas that can be tailored to individual students without disrupting learning for other students.

Sensory input sprinkled throughout the school day can be really beneficial for some of our students, but it can also be challenging to our classroom management systems. Here area some simple ideas that can be tailored to individual students without disrupting learning for other students.
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These ideas are ways to meet sensory needs for students who have already been evaluated and whose needs have already been established. It is important to have a student suspected of sensory regulation issues properly assessed to ensure the added input is appropriate and beneficial.

Morning Work Activities For Special Education Classrooms

Morning work activities can be a great time to build in social skills and fine motor in a routine way. It doesn't have to be worksheets and it doesn't have to be extra prep for you! I use morning work as a way to prime students for the rest of the day. We spend our day integrating social skills, fine motor and language, so I wanted to start their school day in a way that prepared students to meet the expectations.


Morning work activities can be a great time to build in social skills and fine motor in a routine way. It doesn't have to be worksheets and it doesn't have to be extra prep for you!