I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean Summer Read Aloud Special Education


Total Pages 92 pages plus 58 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week



This unit on I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry will make the perfect summer read aloud. It was created for students in special education settings and is packed with activities.


There are 8 different activities to keep students actively engaged and participating. This would be a great companion to an ocean life unit!!


*****This unit now includes digital versions of almost all the activities. There are 58 google slides (includes a differentiated set), a movie of the book read aloud, and a movie on giant squid.


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I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean Summer Read Aloud Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in two complete files: one in color and one in black and white.


In the zipped folder, you will find:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Giant Squids (PowerPoint)
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Activities Included:


  • Vocabulary board to use while reading
  • 2 circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Size sequencing (easy and more difficult versions) (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • ID characters in the book (includes digital version)
  • Comprehension check (includes digital version)



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!! Even when learning about a specific letter, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.