Hurricanes Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL Weather


Total Pages 90 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This Hurricane unit contains over 80 pages and 19 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit on hurricanes addresses the characteristics of hurricanes and where they occur in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on hurricanes. This repetition encourages a true understanding of hurricanes and how to be safe in severe weather.


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


✩✩✩This unit has digital versions of the activities included. There are 25 google slides (includes a differentiated set) and movie versions of both books. ✩✩✩


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Hurricane Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 7 days of lesson plans
  • Hurricane activities in color
  • Hurricane activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Hurricanes book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Hurricane Activities:

  • Vocabulary board
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Sequencing activity (includes digital version)
  • Writing Prompt on hurricanes (includes digital version)
  • Coloring hurricane maps (includes digital version)
  • Fill-in-the-blank review sheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessment on hurricanes (3 versions) (includes digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into 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 fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports 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, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.