Making Predictions from pictures & text Reading Strategies for Special Education


Total Pages 185 plus 60 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on Making Predictions from text contains over 180 pages plus 60 google slides and was developed for students with autism and other special learning needs.


This unit provides lots of practice in making predictions first from pictures and then stories. It includes several PowerPoints to practice with.

  • 10 picture sequences using a series of 5 photos
  • 10 hidden images covered with 9 puzzle pieces
  • 10 hidden images covered with 25 puzzle pieces


The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in the activities either through step-by-step worksheets or digitally through google slides. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on making predictions, evaluating and possibly changing predictions, and identifying what clues are being used. This repetition encourages a deeper understanding of this concept.


Finally, there are group activities included that incorporate into the daily lesson.


*****This unit includes digital versions of the activities. There are 60 google slides (includes a differentiated set) and a movie version of the book.


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Making Predictions Unit Includes:


  • 15 day lesson plan
  • 21 page book on making predictions (includes a movie version)
  • Vocabulary board to use with group discussions
  • Group activities including the following PowerPoints:
    • 10 sequences of 5 photos to use for making predictions
    • 10 hidden puzzles with 9 pieces (includes digital version)
    • 10 hidden puzzles with 25 pieces (includes digital version)


  • Circle map reviewing main points from the book (includes digital version)
  • 3 worksheets making a prediction from a single picture (includes digital version)
  • 3 worksheets predicting what you will find in a book based on the title (includes digital version)
  • 10 passages where students will predict what happens next and circle the clues used to come to that prediction (includes digital version)
  • Quiz (includes digital version)


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 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, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.


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