Mister Seahorse Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL

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




Mister Seahorse is the focus of this literacy 60+page unit developed for students with autism and other special learning needs. This unit has various activities to accompany this book, Mister Seahorse. 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 now has digital versions of most of the activities. There are 22 google slides (including a set that is differentiated). 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 Unit Includes:

  • 24 symbol storyboard
  • Where are the Eggs? cut and paste activity (includes digital version)
  • 13 page non-fiction story on seahorses (includes movie)
  • Circle maps reviewing characteristics of seahorses (includes digital version)
  • Sorting animals that live in the ocean vs those on land (includes digital version)
  • Mister Seahorse Comprehension activity (includes digital version)
  • Labeling parts of a seahorse (includes digital version)
  • Social story on Responsibility (includes movie)
  • 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.

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

★★★Please consider checking out my other Literacy units:

The Grouchy Ladybug
The Very Quiet Cricket
The Tiny Seed
The Very Busy Spider
The Greedy Python
The Very Lonely Firefly