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Updated by Brittany Holman Harte on Feb 23, 2015
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Seuss for Success Week

Here are great resources for you to use during our Read Across America celebration: Seuss for Success. Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Harte have collaborated to use the classic Dr. Seuss children's book to teach about five important character traits every child needs to be successful.


Seuss for Success Week

Seuss for Success Week

Daily Books and Character Traits

Lesson Plan: It's Your Birthday, Dr. Seuss! (Ideas for The Sneetches & Yertle the Turtle as well as comparing the two)

This lesson plan is intended to be used during the month of March when the class is preparing to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. After listening to and reading different stories by Dr. Seuss, the students have opportunities to compare and contrast story elements through critical thinking and Venn diagrams.

Theme and Inference in Dr. Seuss from Teaching in Room 6

Yay! This blog is a step-by-step on how to use Dr. Seuss to teach the character themes we are focusing on with Seuss for Success. WITH HANDOUTS- Also linked below.
Perfect for using Dr. Seuss with older students, but worth looking at for all ages- Includes starting with Cat in the Hat and following up with four other Dr. Seuss texts including- The Sneetches, Yertle the Turtle, & The Lorax.

Dr Seuss Theme Discussion.pdf

Reader's Response sheets for The Sneetches, Yertle the Turtle, & The Lorax

Dr Seuss Theme Quotes.pdf

Student response sheets for Dr. Seuss Quotes

Teaching in Room 6: Quoting Seuss "Craft"

Students respond to text quotes

Dr. Seuss's Sound Words: Playing with Phonics and Spelling Boom! Br-r-ring! Cluck! Moo!-Everywhere you turn, you find exciting sounds. Students use these sounds to write their own poems based on Dr. Seuss's Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You?

Classroom Resources | Dr. Seuss Educators | Seussville

Official site of Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat featuring games, printable activities, the complete illustrated character guide, information about creator Theodor Geisel and his books for kids, parent and teacher resources, and a photo gallery of his artwork.

Be Kind to Others: Anti-Racism Activity: The Sneetches

Follow-up lesson with interactive activity for The Sneetches

Putting Dr. Seuss to Good Use

Evoke critical thinking and deeper understanding of the moral lessons conveyed in Theodor Geisel's lesser-known works. With Read Across America day (March 2nd) just around the corner, teachers can take the time to step away from the traditional Dr. Seuss stories to explore some of the unconventional, yet incredibly powerful titles, such as Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, The Lorax, Oh, the Places You'll Go!