Mister Seahorse Read Aloud Books and Activities Special Education Father’s Day

Total Pages: 70 plus 22 google slides
File Size: 2 MB



Mister Seahorse is the focus of this read-aloud literacy unit developed for students in special education and has 6 activities to go with the book. It is a great choice for Father’s Day.


Your students will learn a lot about seahorses and responsibility in this book.


The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Mister Seahorse.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the travels of this seahorse as he meets other fish taking care of their eggs. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book.


Finally, many of the Mister Seahorse activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


There is also an 18-page social story addressing the concept and importance of responsibility which goes perfectly with this story and is great for students with autism and special learning needs.


*****This unit has digital versions of most of the activities. There are 22 Google slides (including a differentiated set). There is also a movie of the book read aloud and movie versions of both stories: Seahorses and Being Responsible.


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Mister Seahorse 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
  • Nonfiction PowerPoint on Seahorses
  • Being Responsible Social Story (PowerPoint)
  • Links and directions to digital activities



Mister Seahorse activities:


  • 24 symbol storyboard
  • Where are the Eggs? (includes digital version)
  • Circle map about seahorses (includes digital version)
  • Sorting animals that live in the ocean or land (includes digital version)
  • Comprehension activity (includes digital version)
  • Labeling parts of a seahorse (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity on being responsible (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!! Regardless of the material, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.