Create & Use An Interactive Poster For Science Lessons

Science can be a tough subject for students with disabilities. We need to use highly engaging and interactive materials in order to engage and focus students. When students are engaged, learning is better. Here is an easy way to make science interactive.

Science can be a tough subject for students with disabilities. We need to use highly engaging and interactive materials in order to engage and focus students. When students are engaged, learning is better. Here is an easy way to make science interactive.
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To begin, I made the interactive poster I was going to use during our Thanksgiving theme unit. To make the poster, I printed out a blackline version of my turkey using the poster setting on my printer. For my printer, I clicked the poster button and then made the tile scale 300%. I clicked cut marks, but I didn't really need them.

Language Based Science Lesson For Pumpkins

Fall is the perfect time to integrate science and language skills into one lesson. Build on background knowledge with this pumpkin compare and contrast lesson. All you need is an orange pumpkin, a white pumpkin.... no prep!!

Fall is the perfect time to integrate science and language skills into one lesson. Build on background knowledge with this pumpkin compare and contrast lesson. All you need is an orange pumpkin, a white pumpkin.... no prep!!

To begin, we talked about how a white pumpkin and an orange pumpkin are similar and different. Some of my students needed visuals to choose from. We used visuals for colors, bumpy, smooth, stem, pumpkin, etc. With the visuals, students were able to say that the pumpkins were different colors, but both had stems.

10 Reasons To Use Adapted Interactive Books In Special Education Classrooms

Using adapted interactive books in your special education classroom can have huge benefits for your students. They can create the essential foundation skills for future literacy skills. Adapted interactive books will help your address literacy IEP goals and objectives and those that address behavior.

Using adapted interactive books in your special education classroom can have huge benefits for your students. They can create the essential foundation skills for future literacy skills. Adapted interactive books will help your address literacy IEP goals and objectives and those that address behavior.


In this blog post we will explore 10 reasons why you need to be using adapted interactive books in your classroom.

Moving Past Mastered Skills Towards Functional Skills


Did you read the title and think, "What's the difference?" Students mastering skills is good, but what is more important is developing functional skills. Functional academic and life skills are skills that can be used across settings, people and materials.

Did you read the title and think, "What's the difference?" Students mastering skills is good, but what is more important is developing functional skills. Functional academic and life skills are skills that can be used across settings, people and materials.

It's a great thing when students master a skill or meet a goal, BUT that can't be the end of the skill training. We need to be testing or assessing skills throughout the school day with different people and materials. If the student can only add while sitting at the math table with his teacher using the same manipulatives and materials that he has been using since he started adding, then it is NOT a functional skills.