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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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Easy to prepare, and easy to implement. I love these for my functional life skills program. The students are are easily engaged by these file folder tasks!
These matching activities are wonderful for my lower level students with severe autism and ID. They are great to use for independent work. Thanks!


Perfect for life skills classrooms, this set of file folders focuses on matching picture to picture for a variety of real-life, functional items. With pictures that are a combination of photographs and clip art, this set will save you time and engage your students with colorful yet meaningful materials.

Who Are They For?

These life skills file folders are great for life skills classrooms of any age. They work well for elementary ages and also middle and high schoolers working on functional vocabulary and matching words to pictures.

Use them in instruction or independent work. They also are great for para-run practice stations and to work on generalization.

What's Included?

  • 7 Matching File Folders or 12 Matching Pages

Folders match picture-to-picture for:

  • community signs,
  • fruits,
  • vegetables,
  • fast food items,
  • meat, sweets/desserts,
  • furniture and
  • clothes.

Folders match word-to-picture for:

  • signs,
  • fruits and
  • vegetables.

Labels for 14 file folder combinations

What Skills Do They Address?

  • Matching picture to picture
  • Matching word to picture
  • Sorting by having different items on each side (e.g., fruits and vegetables; clothes and furniture; fruit and vegetables picture match to words).

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MATCHING REAL LIFE VOCABULARY FILE FOLDERS FOR AUTISM by Christine Reeve is copyrighted for single classroom or caseload use only. This product may not be resold and can be copied for personal use within a classroom only. If extra copies are needed throughout a school district, please email for prices.

© Christine Reeve

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