Identifying Characters and Setting with Visuals

Totally Autism
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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58 pages
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Do your students struggle with identifying story elements or answering comprehension questions about a story? This set of visuals is perfect for students with autism or other disabilities who have difficulty understanding questions like “who are the characters?” and “what is the setting?”

I like to keep these visuals on a key ring, so that it is easily accessible!

What makes this resource so different?

You can use these visuals with almost any picture book! Students with autism NEED visuals to show what they know. Most picture books for children have certain characters and settings. The visual answer choices for each question prompt covers almost any book. The following question prompts are included.

  • Who is the character? (2 cards with 5 visual choices on each)
  • What is the setting? (5 cards with 3-5 visual choices on each)
  • Where does the story take place? (1 card with 3 visual choices)

When can I use this in the classroom?

  • guided reading groups
  • whole-group reading lessons
  • individual IEP goal time
  • extra practice with a paraprofessional

What else is included?

  • 2 visual anchor charts that give the definition of a character and setting and visual examples
  • 5 worksheets - student discriminate between characters and setting by daubing/circling pictures
  • 5 worksheets - students discriminate between characters and setting by daubing/circling words
  • 5 worksheets- students read two 1-2 sentence stories and circle the character
  • 5 worksheets- students read two 1-2 sentence stories and circle the setting
  • 5 worksheets- students read one 3-5 sentence story and circle the character and setting
  • 5 coloring pages- students color the characters one color and the setting another color
  • Task cards- read the short story and identify the character/setting

Do you like this resource? Check out my other reading comprehension resources

Reading Comprehension with Visuals Bundle

Identify the Theme of a Story

Non-fiction Reading Comp with Visuals: Animals + Boom Cards

Visual Sequencing Bundle

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