Types of Clouds Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 107 pages plus 28 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on types of clouds contains 107 pages and 28 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in later elementary and middle school.

This unit addresses the characteristics and types of clouds, including cumulus, cirrus, and stratus clouds. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on these types of clouds. This repetition encourages a deeper understanding of this very abstract concept.

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

****This unit contains digital versions of the activities. There are 28 google slides that include a differentiated set as well as a movie version of the book.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Types of Clouds 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:

  • 8 days of lesson plans
  • Cloud activities in color
  • Cloud activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint shows
  • Types of Clouds book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Types of Clouds Activities:

  • Vocabulary board
  • 12 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Cloud shapes activity (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Cut and paste cloze worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (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 assimilate what is being taught fully. 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.