Sun Flower Lion Literacy Unit Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 27 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Sun Flower Lion by Kevin Henkes is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany Henke’s book Sun Flower Lion. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Sun Flower Lion. There are many opportunities for students to enjoy another one of Henke’s perfectly composed stories about a lion running down a hill under a sunny sky.


*****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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Sun Flower Lion Unit Includes:


  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on lions (includes digital version)
  • Circle map on things that are yellow (includes digital version)
  • Counting syllables (includes digital version)
  • Preposition practice (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: Sun Flower Lion (includes digital version)
  • 18 google slides


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 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.


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