Severe Weather Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 175 pages plus 36 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


Severe Weather Unit is a 3-week unit specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism in later elementary and middle school. It contains 175 pages and 36 google slides of material. It examines what is severe weather, how you know severe weather is coming, and how to stay safe if severe weather affects you. There are detailed lesson plans on severe weather to help you make these materials last 3 weeks (or longer).

***This unit includes digital versions of the printable activities including the experiments. Each book is provided in a movie format as well.

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Severe Weather 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:

  • 3 weeks of lesson plans
  • Severe weather activities in color
  • Severe weather activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint shows
  • 3 books (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Group activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Severe Weather Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • Group vocabulary activities
  • 2 Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • 3 Hands-on activities (includes digital version)
  • Matching activity (includes digital version)
  • US map activity (includes digital version)
  • 3 writing prompts (includes digital version)
  • 3 quizzes (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, asking students good questions will push them to think more deeply than before.