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Dr. Seuss Unit


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Keywords: Dr. Seuss
Subject(s): Art, Spelling, Grammar, Writing, Reading, English/Language Arts
Grade 1
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
View Full Text of Standards
School: Eisenhower Elementary School, Russell, PA
Planned By: Christina Chase
Original Author: Christina Chase, Russell
Some of the activities may include...
The Lorax
~Prior to activity...
*Take a photograph of each student (a head shot). Print each picture as a 3x5 size.
*Print bookmarks on orange cardstock that say,
We “mustache” you to read with us.
*Pre-cut mustaches from yellow cardstock to fit the size of student pictures.
Read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
~Make Bookmarks
~Glue each student's picture to the top of a bookmark.
~Have students glue the mustaches onto their pictures, so the students look like the
Once-ler from The Lorax.
~Laminate the bookmarks to help protect them.

Fox in Socks
Prior to activity...
*Take a photograph of each student (a head shot) with the students sticking their tongue out. Print the pictures as a 5x7 size.
Read Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
~Review alliteration; discuss each student making a sentence using the first letter of their name. EX. Mrs. Morrison makes many mistakes.
~Give each student scrap paper to write a rough draft of an alliteration starting with their name.
~Edit student alliterations and make corrections as needed.
~Write each student’s sentences on chart paper to share with the class.
~Students then write their sentences on pink 1x24 inch strips of pink construction paper. Check each students work if their sentences are correct; allow them to trace the lettering with a fine point permanent marker.
~ Roll the pink paper around pencil to give it a curl, glue on pictures.

Oh, the Places You'll Go
Prior to activity...
*ask the students to think about what they want to be when they grow up.
*have their families help them dress up as the profession they choose.
Read Oh, the Places You'll Go
~Discuss different careers options.
~Have each student share their outfit and have them talk about what they want to be when they grow up.
~Take a photograph of each child wearing their outfit. Print the pictures as a 4x6 size.
~Each child will receive a picture of them dressed as what they want to be when they grow up with a note from the teacher reminding them to always follow their dreams.

Cat in the Hat
Prior to activity...
*Take a photograph of each student with their hand up pretending to tip their hat. Print the pictures as a 8x10 size.
Read The Cat in the Hat
~Review rhyming words.
~Have the students brainstorm rhyming word pairs.
~Discuss each student making a poem using rhyming words to tell different places they can read. EX. I can read in a tree, I can read with a bee.
~Give each student scrap paper to write a rough draft of their poem. Remind student that they need to use three sets of rhyming words.
~Edit student poems and make corrections as needed.
~Students write their poems on a blank Cat in the Hat template.
~Glue hat with poem to the top of the students pictures.

Materials: Digital Cameras, Point and Shoot, Flash/USB Drives, Batteries, Memory Cards
Other Items: orange, yellow, white cardstock, $10.00 each
pink, black construction paper, $10.00 each
white copy paper, $3.00 each
glue sticks, $10.00 each