Line Graphs for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 145 pages and 24 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


This unit on reading and drawing line graphs contains printable and digital material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism in elementary school.



  • Labeling parts of a graph
  • Reading line graphs
  • Drawing line graphs


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on understanding how to read and draw a bar graph. This repetition and scaffolding encourage a true understanding of the material.


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Line Graphs 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:

  • 5 day lesson plan
  • Line graph activities in color
  • Line graph activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Line Graphs book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Line Graph Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • Group activity
    • Create line graphs on a template (includes differentiated/color-coded templates)



  • 2 worksheet sets:
    • 10 worksheets: reading a line graph (includes digital version)
      • Includes a second set that is differentiated with lines from the dot on the line graph to the y-axis


    • 10 worksheets: draw a line graph given a data table
      • Includes a second set that is differentiated with either the lines or the data points (dots) missing and students will fill them in



Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these activities. 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.