Hidden Figures Read Aloud Special Education Women’s History Month Black History


Total Pages 62 plus 22 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly is the focus of this read-aloud literacy unit developed for students in special education. The picture version of this book is accompanied by 7 activities.


This book is great for Women’s History Month and Black History Month.


Students will learn about:

  • Dorothy Vaughan
  • Mary Jackson
  • Katherine Johnson
  • Christine Darden


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the amazing accomplishments of these four women. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book.


Finally, many of activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


***** This unit includes digital versions of the activities, 22 Google slides, and a video of the book read aloud.


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Hidden Figures Read Aloud Literacy Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in two complete files: one in color and one in black and white.


In the zipped folder, you will find:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Activities: (in print and digital formats)


  • Storyboard
  • Word map on prejudice
  • What is equality?
  • Circle map on perseverance
  • Timeline (differentiated version included)
  • Writing prompts
    • Things I am good at
    • My trip to the moon
  • Word map for each of the women



Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to assimilate what is being taught fully. Also, adding visual support to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.