Love Matters Most Literacy Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 30 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Love Matters Most by Mij Kelly is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs.

This unit has various activities to accompany Kelly’s book Love Matters Most. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Love Matters Most.

There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they listen to a story about a mama bear’s powerful love as she goes out into a winter storm looking for her cub.

*****This unit includes 12 google slides and a version of the book read aloud. Perfect for an independent learning center. The slides are separated into 2 files. One is regular and one is differentiated with color for more support.

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Love Matters Most 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:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Love Matters Most Activities:

  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on powerful love (includes digital version)
  • Maze helping mama find her cub (includes digital version)
  • Answering questions about what Mama is looking for (includes digital version)
  • Match the baby to its mama (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: What I love most about (includes digital version)
  • 12 google slides


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

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.